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Researching and Reducing Cancer-Related Health Disparities

One in four deaths in the United States is attributable to cancer, and one in three Americans will eventually develop some form of cancer. Each day, 3,400 people in America are diagnosed with cancer and another 1,500 die from the disease. But the burden of cancer is too often greater for the poor, ethnic minorities, and the uninsured than for the general population. Learn More ...

News and Updates

Navigating the Maze of Cancer Care

Drs. Karen Freund and Tracy Battaglia, co-principal investigators for the Boston University Patient Navigation Research Program (PNRP), along with their trained patient navigators, are spotlighted on the Boston University website for their work in helping disadvantaged, underserved, immigrant women without friends or family. More...

Cancer Health Disparities Summit 2008

Speaker presentations now available from CHD Summit 2008, "Eliminating Cancer Health Disparities Through Science, Training, and Community." Download Speaker Presentations | More...

NCI's Cancer Health Disparities Summit 2008 Teleconference: Continues to Help Get the Word Out!

A Post-Summit Teleconference, featuring CRCHD Director Dr. Sanya Springfield and key presenters, Drs. Sanya Springfield, Claudia Baquet, Kathryn Braun, Jesus Tovar, continues to spread the word about the accomplishments of the NCI grantees via radio airwaves. Teleconference has aired over 2300 times on radio stations and networks across the nation. Listen online

CRCHD Staff Comings and Goings!

As part of an ongoing expansion, CRCHD is pleased to welcome Drs. Alexis Bakos, Maria (Mayte) Canto, and Martha Hare as new staff to the Center. Dr. Bakos has been named chief of the CRCHD Diversity Training Branch, and will be coordinating DTB's programs designed to improve the diversity of the cancer research workforce. Drs. Canto and Hare are program directors for CRCHD's Community Networks Program and Patient Navigation Research Program, respectively. Welcome! Meet the Staff

CRCHD also extends a fond farewell to Mrs. Belinda Locke and Dr. Roland Garcia. Mrs. Locke has recently left the Center to join the National Institute for Child Health and Development (NICHD) as a Health Science Administrator, and Dr. Garcia has retired. We wish them well.

Just Released! CRCHD 2007 Summit Final Report

Recently released is CRCHD, NCMHD and new partner NCRR's 2007 Cancer Health Disparities Summit Report: "Catalyzing Trans-disciplinary Regional Partnerships to Eliminate Cancer Health Disparities." Access this report online or call 1-800-4-CANCER. | More...

Register now! NCMHD Sponsored Summit: The Science of Eliminating Health Disparities

Join the NIH institutes, centers, offices and their many partners engaged in minority health and health disparities research from December 16-18. Save the date.

Looking Further Ahead: 2nd AACR Conference

On February 3-6, 2009, the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), co-sponsored by the National Cancer Institute, will hold "The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved" in Carefree, AZ. More...

A Look at CRCHD

Approved in June 2007, the reorganization of the Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities (CRCHD) now joins the Diversity Training Branch (DTB) (formerly NCI's Comprehensive Minority Biomedical Branch) with the Disparities Research Branch (DRB), linking NCI's diversity training activities with NCI's cancer health disparities research portfolio. More...