Breast Cancer Program

Women posing next to mammography mobile unit

The Dallas Cancer Disparities Community Coalition was begun in South Dallas in 2007 to facilitate knowledge, skills and resources to reduce the burden of breast cancer (and other cancers) in vulnerable and underserved populations in Dallas County, Texas. Through the Coalition, the following projects have been undertaken:

  • The Dallas Cancer Disparities Community Research Coalition project was a $299,930 Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) grant. The purpose of this project was to implement an innovative community-based education intervention to reduce and eliminate breast cancer disparities in the South Dallas/Fair Park area. (Project completed.)
  • The Dallas Cancer Disparities Community Research Coalition project is a $299,930 Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) grant. The purpose of this project is to implement an innovative community-based education intervention to reduce and eliminate breast cancer disparities in the South Dallas/Fair Park area. (Project completed.)
  • The Comprehensive Breast Cancer Prevention for High Risk Women in Dallas County project, funded by a $1.4 million Cancer Prevention Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) grant, expands the ongoing work to encompass all of Dallas County. The project implements a comprehensive, integrated breast cancer prevention program, including outreach and education, delivery of screening services, follow-up navigation, and cancer-preventive behavior maintenance, targeted to the highest risk women, age 40 and older, in Dallas County
For more information, contact Karin Petties, Project Manager at 817-735-0306 or email bcp@unthsc.edu. 
This page last updated 27th Sep 2013