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TTUHSC El Paso grant aimed at helping fight cervical cancer

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A new grant is allowing local doctors to fight cervical cancer in the borderland.

Texas Tech University Health Science Center El Paso recently received a grant of $1.5 million from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas.

According to the Texas Tech University Health Science Center El Paso, the grant will help expand “De Casa en Casa," a program that helps uninsured Latinas.

The grant will help educate women in the area about regular checkups and will help provide free Pap smears.

El Pasoans to whom KFOX14 spoke reacted positively to the news.

“I think it is great that El Paso is getting the attention that it deserves, especially for people that can go ahead and overlook a lot of these important aspects of their health simply because there is no access to it,” said Andy Faris.

Melissa Folson agreed.

“I think that is great. I think that it is something very important,” she said.

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