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Disparities-related NCI News Releases
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The Unequal Burden of Cancer
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Many population groups across the United States and around the world suffer disproportionately from cancer and its after-effects. Overcoming cancer health disparities is one of the best opportunities we have for lessening the burden of cancer. NCI supports research to identify and understand the factors that contribute to disparities. NCI also funds studies to develop and disseminate culturally appropriate interventions.

The Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities is the cornerstone of the NCI's efforts to reduce the unequal burden of cancer in our society. The Center is committed to improving our understanding of the causes of disparities and reducing and eliminating them.
Overview Information
What Are Cancer Health Disparities?

Cancer Health Disparities: Questions and Answers

Cancer Health Disparities

NCI Plan to Overcome Cancer Health Disparities

Reducing Disparities in Cancer Health Care
Research Networks and Programs
Research, training, and outreach to learn about and reduce health disparities.
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Centers for Population Health & Health Disparities

Cancer Disparities Research Partnership Program

Patient Navigation Research Program

NCI Community Cancer Centers Program

Community Clinical Oncology Program (CCOP)

NCI's Cancer Information Service (CIS): Q & A
Information related to cancer incidence, mortality, and survival.
Methods for Measuring Cancer Disparities

Finding Statistics by Race/Ethnicity

Finding Cancer Statistics

Cancer Facts & Figures for African Americans (pdf)

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Selected articles about research findings.
Prostate Tumor Aggressiveness Factors in African-American Men

Estimating African American Breast Cancer Risk More Accurately

Hispanic Breast Cancer Differences Noted

Age, Race, and Income Linked With Ovarian Cancer Undertreatment

Published Research by Special Populations Networks

Supporting Health Disparities Research
Programs sponsoring disparities research, funded projects, funding opportunities.
Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities

DCCPS Health Disparities Research

DCEG Health Disparities Research

Cancer Health Disparities - Women's Health

NCI Funded Research Portfolio
Training Opportunities
Comprehensive Minority Biomedical Branch

Cancer Prevention Fellowship Program (CPFP)

Center for Cancer Research: Fellowships and Positions

DCEG: Fellowships and Employment

Training Opportunities in Cancer Epidemiology
Other Resources about Health Disparities
Cancer Health Disparities Summit 2008

Trans-HHS Cancer Health Disparities PRG

National Center on Minority Health

CDC Health Disparities in Cancer

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