Skip to main content
An official website of the United States government
Grant Details

Grant Number: 5R01CA074968-05 Interpret this number
Primary Investigator: Thompson, Beti
Organization: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Project Title: Community Randomized Trial of Hispanic Cancer Prevention
Fiscal Year: 2002


DESCRIPTION: Hispanics are the fastest growing minority group in the U.S. and also have the highest poverty rates in the U.S. They have higher rates of certain types of cancer, are less likely to have cancer screening, and tend to have less knowledge about cancer and cancer prevention than Non-Hispanics. Cancer rates are increasing in this group. This application builds on two years of developmental work in a community that is 65 percent to 75 percent Mexican-American. The overall goals of this proposed project are to increase cancer prevention lifestyle behaviors, specifically to decrease fat consumption, increase fruit and vegetable consumption, and increase smoking cessation rates; and to increase colorectal cancer screening. Twenty communities in the lower Yakima Valley, which has a 40 percent to 50 percent Hispanic population, will be recruited for participation. After an in-person randomized household survey of approximately 100 households per community, communities will be matched and randomized within blocks to an intervention or control condition. In intervention communities, a community board will be established, will hire a field coordinator, mobilize the community, and plan intervention activities, with FHCRC staff serving as facilitators, and local project staff hired to assist the Boards. Community-wide events will be conducted to raise consciousness and increase knowledge about cancer prevention and access to screening. These will be pilot-tested in our developmental study community. Individual activities will focus on one-to-one outreach where volunteers and community people will discuss behavior changes that may decrease the risks of contracting cancer. A nested study will be included to assess the efficacy of an intensive, individual intervention to change dietary behavior among groups of women in the intervention communities. After intervention, another cross-sectional survey will be conducted. Primary outcomes are changes in the behaviors defined in the primary aims. A score of combined changes will also be generated. The sample sizes take into account intraclass correlation and are sufficient to examine differences among Hispanics as well as the entire Valley population. The analysis is based on intent to treat.


Sociodemographic correlates of cancer screening services among Hispanics and non-Hispanic whites in a rural setting.
Authors: Coronado G.D. , Thompson B. , Chen L. .
Source: American journal of health behavior, 2009 Mar-Apr; 33(2), p. 181-91.
PMID: 18844512
Related Citations

Celebremos la Salud: a community-based intervention for Hispanic and non-Hispanic white women living in a rural area.
Authors: Tejeda S. , Thompson B. , Coronado G.D. , Heagerty P.J. , Martin D.P. .
Source: Journal of community health, 2009 Feb; 34(1), p. 47-55.
PMID: 18821000
Related Citations

A household food inventory is not a good measure of fruit and vegetable intake among ethnically diverse rural women.
Authors: Neuhouser M.L. , Thompson B. , Coronado G. , Martinez T. , Qu P. .
Source: Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 2007 Apr; 107(4), p. 672-7.
PMID: 17383274
Related Citations

A cervical cancer curriculum for Hispanic adolescents in rural high schools: a pilot study.
Authors: Tejeda S. , Thompson B. , Coronado G.D. , Rees J.M. .
Source: Journal of health care for the poor and underserved, 2006 Nov; 17(4), p. 734-44.
PMID: 17242527
Related Citations

Celebremos la salud! a community randomized trial of cancer prevention (United States).
Authors: Thompson B. , Coronado G. , Chen L. , Islas I. .
Source: Cancer causes & control : CCC, 2006 Jun; 17(5), p. 733-46.
PMID: 16633921
Related Citations

A short acculturation scale for Mexican-American populations.
Authors: Coronado G.D. , Thompson B. , McLerran D. , Schwartz S.M. , Koepsell T.D. .
Source: Ethnicity & disease, 2005 Winter; 15(1), p. 53-62.
PMID: 15720049
Related Citations

Attitudes and beliefs among Mexican Americans about type 2 diabetes.
Authors: Coronado G.D. , Thompson B. , Tejeda S. , Godina R. .
Source: Journal of health care for the poor and underserved, 2004 Nov; 15(4), p. 576-88.
PMID: 15531816
Related Citations

Higher fat intake and lower fruit and vegetables intakes are associated with greater acculturation among Mexicans living in Washington State.
Authors: Neuhouser M.L. , Thompson B. , Coronado G.D. , Solomon C.C. .
Source: Journal of the American Dietetic Association, 2004 Jan; 104(1), p. 51-7.
PMID: 14702584
Related Citations

Cancer prevention behaviors and socioeconomic status among Hispanics and non-Hispanic whites in a rural population in the United States.
Authors: Thompson B. , Coronado G.D. , Solomon C.C. , McClerran D.F. , Neuhouser M.L. , Feng Z. .
Source: Cancer causes & control : CCC, 2002 Oct; 13(8), p. 719-28.
PMID: 12420950
Related Citations

Assessing cervical cancer risk in Hispanics.
Authors: Coronado G.D. , Koepsell T.D. , Thompson B. , Schwartz S.M. , Wharton R.S. , Grossman J.E. .
Source: Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology, 2002 Oct; 11(10 Pt 1), p. 979-84.
PMID: 12376495
Related Citations

Factors related to cancer screening in Hispanics: a comparison of the perceptions of Hispanic community members, health care providers, and representatives of organizations that serve Hispanics.
Authors: Puschel K. , Thompson B. , Coronado G.D. , Lopez L.C. , Kimball A.M. .
Source: Health education & behavior : the official publication of the Society for Public Health Education, 2001 Oct; 28(5), p. 573-90.
PMID: 11575687
Related Citations

Back to Top