The Association of Rurality and Breast Cancer Stage at Diagnosis

A new study by the WWAMI Rural Health Research Center, led by David Evans, MD, found that patients from rural areas have lower breast cancer screening rates than urban patients. We found that a greater proportion of rural patients received an initial breast cancer diagnosis at a late stage compared with urban patients and that patients living […]

Articles Published on Health Equity in Primary Care Health Professional Education

RHRC investigators Andrilla, Evans, and Patterson published multiple articles in a special issue of the Journal of Health for the Poor and Underserved. These studies were conducted through Rural PREP, our HRSA-funded collaborative that conducts research on education and training for rural primary care health professionals.

Impact of COVID-19 on Cancer-related Health Behaviors in Rural Cancer Patients and Rural Cancer Survivors

Allison Cole, MD, MPH

The WWAMI RHRC, the Institute of Translational Health Sciences, and the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center received a $175,000 grant to conduct a survey of cancer patients and cancer survivors to assess the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cancer-related health behaviors.