Goal 5: Reduce the mortality due to breast cancer in the Houston MSA
- Policy Objective:
- Support expansion of breast cancer screening options for females with no health coverage through the Breast and Cervical Cancer Services program.
- Education Objectives:
- Public: Increase awareness among women at increased risk for death about access to care, breast cancer treatment options, including clinical trials.
- Professional: Increase knowledge among community health workers about breast cancer treatment navigation.
- Professional: Increase health care professionals' knowledge and improve practice of breast cancer risk, risk assessment, prevention, screening modalities, diagnosis, and treatment (to include knowledge and use of established guidelines and appropriate pain management and supportive care).
- Professional: Increase health care professionals’ knowledge and improve practice of long-term follow-up of survivors of breast cancer (to include surveillance, prevention/screening, late effects, quality of life and coordination of care).
- Professional: Increase health care professionals’ knowledge about clinical trials and encourage appropriate patient participation.
- Service Objective:
- Increase access to and use of appropriate, comprehensive, multidisciplinary, quality and timely breast cancer treatment across the continuum of care.
- Therese Bevers, M.D. - MD Anderson Cancer Center
- Banu Arun, M.D. - MD Anderson Cancer Center
- Member Organizations
- American Cancer Society - Gulf Coast
- American Cancer Society - High Plans Division
- Asian American Health Coalition/HOPE Clinic
- Baylor College of Medicine
- Breast Health Collaborative of Texas
- Houston Community College Coleman College for Health Sciences
- Lesbian Health Initiative of Houston, Inc
- Pink Petals for Pat
- Pink Ribbons Project
- Susan G. Komen for the Cure - Houston Affiliate
- Texas AHEC East Coastal Region
- The Rose
- The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
- Windsor Village United Methodist Church
- TCI Educational Poster: Breast Cancer/Cáncer de Seno - 1 in 8
Data from the Texas Cancer Registry, SEER, and the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey (BRFSS) are used to prioritize cancer sites and risk factors for inclusion within the cancer control plan. The following data and data sources are informing the activities of the Goal 3: Colorectal Cancer Workgroup.
- One Page Summary of Goal 5: Breast Cancer Data (PDF)
- Several community projects are currently under development.
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