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Behavioral Studies Regarding HPV and Cervical Cancer

Enhanced Single-Visit Cervical Cancer Screening Program

Investigator: Alberto Manetta, MD

This project is designed to further increase the effectiveness of an established Single-Visit Program by testing an innovative approach to screening Latino/Hispanic women for cervical cancer and early treatment for severe cervical dysplasia. The objective is to implement and evaluate a process to identify women with oncogenic-type human Papilloma virus (HPV) infections (known precursors for cervical dysplasia and cervical cancer) in local Latino/Hispanic communities and recruit them for the Single-Visit Program. The project uses HPV Home Self-administered Sample Collection kits which have not previously been tested. The project is evaluating the impact of Promotoras (a person who provides a bilingual liaison between health care providers and patients) on the clinical trial recruitment. Two recruitment and kit distribution methods are used: media-based ad campaign with mail distribution and distribution by Promotoras. The project is evaluating the cost-effectiveness of the Home Self-administered Sample Collection kit and HPV testing as an adjunct to the Single-Visit Program.

For more information, contact NCI Program Director: Veronica Chollette, RN, MS

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Last Updated: January 5, 2012

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