In early December 2012, Avon BHOP attended the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium; a Symposium designed to provide state-of-the-art information on the experimental biology, etiology, prevention, diagnosis, and therapy of breast cancer and premalignant breast disease, to an international audience of academic and private physicians and researchers. This year, Avon BHOP presented two research posters:
Rates of Cancer Detection and Abnormal Results among Clients Recruited for Mammography through Outreach and Education Supported by the Avon Breast Health Outreach Program.
Comparing Data Quality of Client Intake Forms by Interview Mode: Results of a Pilot Study on the use of Audio Computer-Assisted Self-Interview (ACASI) in the Avon Breast Health Outreach Program., Hallum-Montes R, Senter K, D'Souza R, Hurlbert M, Gates-Ferris M, Anastari M.
The May 2011 issue of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine published the results of the Avon BHOP 2008 Evaluation Study. The article; "Use of Evidence-Based Strategies to Promote Mammography Among Medically Underserved Women," discusses the wide use of evidence-based strategies among Avon BHOP-funded organizations. It also explored the high percentage of recent mammography use among women exposed to the strategies, suggesting that medically underserved women are benefiting from effective interventions to increase mammography use. View the abstract here.
Promising Practices in Mammography Recruitment, Retention and Rescreening for Breast Cancer Early Detection among Community-Based Programs., Opdyke KM, Pagaduan MG, Chi B, Gates-Ferris K, McDonnell C, Hurlbert M. San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium 2009; supported by the Avon Foundation Breast Care Fund
Community-Based Outreach Is an Effective Strategy for Linking Underserved Women to Breast Cancer Screening: Data from the Avon Foundation Breast Care Fund., Hurlbert M, Opdyke KM, Gujrati ML, McCulloch A, Gates-Ferris K. San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium 2007
Reaching the Hard to Reach: Evaluation data from the successful, nationwide grassroots screening programs funded by the Avon Foundation 2000-2003., Cicatelli B, Gates-Ferris K, Lee T, Keane T, Tross S, Schachne Pal E. Executive Summary: Avon Foundation Breast Care Fund, 2004
Evaluation of ENCOREplus: A Community-Based Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program., Fernandez ME, DeBor M, Candreia MJ, Wagner A, Stewart K. Am J. Prev Med 1999;16(3S)