TTUHSC El Paso Hosts Q&A on Cancer Prevention

Friday, October 12, 2018
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In 2018, 1.7 million new cases of cancer will be diagnosed in the United States and 600,000 people will die from it, according to the National Cancer Institute….

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TTUHSC El Paso Cancer Intervention Program Recognized by National Cancer Institute

Tuesday, September 4, 2018
The National Cancer Institute has added TTUHSC El Paso’s ACCION (Against Colorectal Cancer in Our Neighborhoods) program to its database of Research-Tested Intervention Programs, making ACCION instructional and educational materials available to public health practitioners across the world.

A Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso initiative that is increasing the number of screenings for colorectal cancer across West Texas has caught the eye of…

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Tech Talk: HSC El Paso – 08/27/18

Monday, August 27, 2018
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Tech Talk: HSC El Paso brings you up to speed on this week’s news and events. Check it out!

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Tech Talk: HSC El Paso – 01/29/18

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
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TTUHSC El Paso Faculty Study Which Stool Test Is Best for Colorectal Cancer Detection

Tuesday, January 23, 2018
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No one wants a colonoscopy. But there’s no getting around the lifesaving procedure — the gold standard for colon cancer detection. With the development of the new FIT…

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Tech Talk: HSC El Paso – 08/28/17

Monday, August 28, 2017
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TTUHSC El Paso Awarded $3.7 Million Colorectal Cancer Prevention Grant

Thursday, August 24, 2017
Navkiran Shokar, M.A., M.P.H, M.D., has received nearly $1.5 million from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) to reduce the burden of cervical cancer in West Texas. “Hispanic women in our region have a 30 percent higher risk of dying from cervical cancer,” says Dr. Shokar, a physician and professor at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso (TTUHSC El Paso). “They also have a higher incidence of cervical cancer and are typically diagnosed at later stages.” Dr. Shokar will use the grant to expand De Casa en Casa, a program that helps uninsured or underinsured Latinas access free cervical cancer screenings, or pap smears. Since its establishment in 2013, De Casa En Casa has provided more than 1,500 pap smears to women in El Paso and Hudspeth Counties.

Navkiran Shokar, M.D., M.P.H., M.A., has received $3.7 million from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT) to reduce the impact of colorectal cancer in West…

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