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Special Monthly Spotlight: July

Sarcoma Awareness Month
Rare and Pediatric Cancers
2014 Professional Development Workshop

In July, CRCHD joins the rest of the nation in supporting Sarcoma Awareness Month. Although sarcoma is among a group of rare cancers, more incidences are found in children compared to other cancers.

Read more about sarcoma, and other rare and pediatric cancers by visiting the link below:

Among other cancers where incidence is significantly lower than more common cancers (but its impact on patients' lives equally as deadly) are head and neck cancer and multiple myeloma, to name a couple. African Americans are disproportionately affected by head and neck cancers, as compared to the general U.S. population.

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Cancer is the leading cause of disease-related death in adolescents and young adults (AYA). African American children have the lowest 5-year survival rates compared to all other population groups.

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In late June, CRCHD held its annual Professional Development Workshop for its CURE scholars. More than 80 researchers and students attended the two-day event that included a Mock Grant Review workshop and a Scientific Poster Presentation and Award session.

  • Read more about the 2014 Mock Grant Review.
  • Read more about the 2014 Scientific Poster session that provided an opportunity for CURE scholars to display and present their research findings and intent for future cancer health disparities research.
  • Learn more about CRCHD’s CURE program that offers unique training and career development opportunities to create a more diverse workforce in cancer and cancer health disparities research.

Current Features

The National Cancer Program: A Plan and Budget Proposal for Fiscal Year 2013

Read more about this description of NCI's Fiscal Year 2013 budget proposal and broad research programs that address a wide range of cancers and their underlying biological properties

2013 Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer: Excerpts on Cancer Health Disparities

CRCHD is pleased to provide cancer health disparities-related statistics excerpted from the Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer.

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Updated: 07/18/14