Breast cancer screening, wrap-around services provided via $1 million CPRIT grant
By: Texas Southern University
Texas Southern University is now providing breast cancer screening, among other services, for African American and other ethnic minority women in Harris, Grimes, Matagorda, Walker, and Wharton counties, as part of a grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT).
Dr. Veronica Ajewole and Dr. Uche Anadu Ndefo (above, l. to r.), both professors in the College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, serve as principal investigator and co-principal investigator for the grant, which is operated through TSU’s Breast Cancer Screening & Prevention Center (BCSPC).
The $1 million grant, which TSU secured in fall 2021, also provides patient navigation/barrier reduction services, and evidence-based culturally appropriate breast cancer awareness and education services for a population that has traditionally been underserved and at higher risk for breast cancer.