Please read Dr. Hudson’s article in Cancer Causes & Control titled, “Development of a text message-based intervention for follow-up colposcopy among predominately underserved Black and Hispanic/Latinx women.“
Despite significant decreases in cervical cancer incidence and mortality in the USA, there is a persistent and disproportionate burden of cervical cancer among underserved Black and Hispanic/Latinx women. Hispanic/Latinx women experience the highest incidence rates among all racial/ethnic groups (9.6 per 100,000 women) followed by Black women (8.9 per 100,000 women) compared to an incidence rate of 7.3 per 100,000 White women. Additionally, Black and Hispanic/Latinx women experience greater mortality rates (3.3 per 100,000 and 2.4 per 100,000 women, respectively) compared to White women (2.1 per 100,000 women). Notably, Black and Hispanic/Latinx women are diagnosed with regional or distant metastases at significantly greater rates than non-Hispanic/Latinx White women, resulting in lower 5-year relative survival rates compared to localized diagnoses. Cervical cancer is one of the few preventable cancers due to Papanicolaou (Pap) testing, along with the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination. To read the full article.
Development of a text message-based intervention for follow-up colposcopy among predominately underserved Black and Hispanic/Latinx women. Sansoni M, Tagai EK, Lapitan E, Wen KY, Xu J, Belfiglio A, Hudson SV, Kohler RE, Hernandez E, Miller SM. Cancer Causes Control. 2022 Mar 25. PMID: 35334016 DOI: 1007/s10552-022-01573-y Online ahead of print.