Cancer Screening and Prevention


Translating Molecular Diagnostics for Cervical Cancer Prevention into Practice

Cervical cancer remains one of the leading causes of cancer among women, yet it is an entirely preventable disease. The only option for reducing cervical cancer incidence over this period is increased accessibility of effective screening programs in regions with the highest burden of disease. The overarching goal of the Iquitos Screen and Treat Implementation Study (ISaTIS) is to use an implementation science framework to move the strong evidence base for the use of VIA or HPV-based screening assays into sustainable screen-and-treat cervical cancer prevention programs.

PI: Orrin Myers, PhD

Implementing Personal Health Records to Promote Evidence-based Cancer Screening

This study was a collaboration between UNM and Virginia Commonwealth University to learn how practices can engage patients to provide tailored, patient-centered, preventive care recommendations and educational resources via an online portal (MyPreventiveCare) that is integrated with the electronic medical record.

PI: Robert Williams, MD, MPH

Improving Colorectal Cancer Screening for Latinos in Primary Care (Choices/Opciones)

U.S. Hispanics/Latinos, now the nation’s largest racial/ethnic minority population, have the lowest colorectal cancer (CRC) screening rates and are more likely than non-Latinos to be diagnosed with late stage disease. The goal of this study was to improve screening for Latinos in primary care.

PI: Robert Rhyne, MD