CRCHD's CURE program and its unique opportunties are given a polished, graphical representation in this exciting new infographic.
CRCHD's Annual Report outlines CRCHD's programs, and selected projects, investigators, and partnerships.
This monograph describes the Continuing Umbrella of Research Experiences (CURE), a model training paradigm for increasing workforce diversity.
Read through the 2013 Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer.
Minorities in Cancer Research (MICR) is a membership group within the AACR.
Special Monthly Spotlight: August
Community Health Outreach
Head and Neck Cancers
In August, CRCHD acknowledges the cancer education and outreach efforts of our National Outreach Network (NON) community health educators (CHEs) located around the nation. NON CHEs serve as critical links between vibrant racial/ethnic communities and cancer health disparities researchers, and are the “foot soldiers” in tailoring cancer health education materials and outreach efforts to meet the needs of underrepresented and at-risk communities.
Read more about our National Outreach Network that supports community health outreach and other featured spotlights this month:
As we head into the second part of summer, CRCHD continues to recognize skin cancer that affects people of all complexions, as well as a rare type of cancer that disproportionally affects health disparity population groups - head and neck cancers. For example, African Americans experience an 18% higher mortality rate from head and neck cancer compared to the general U.S. population.
Visit the links below to learn more:
- CRCHD Spotlight: Dr. Beatriz Carreno, a CRCHD grantee who is studying the use of vaccines as a potential cure for metastatic melanoma.
- CRCHD Spotlight on K01 grantee Dr. Rafael Guerrero-Preston who is exploring genetic factors that underly head and neck cancer disparities.
- CRCHD Spotlight on K22 grantee Dr. Sunday Akintoye who is studying the biology of bone cells to reduce head and neck cancer treatment complications.
- New! CRCHD Spotlight on K01 grantee Dr. Donita Brady who is investigating copper as a means to slow cancer growth in patients with melanoma.
- New! CRCHD Spotlight on community health educator Ms. Katherine Briant, who is working to improve the health of Hispanics and Native Americans in Washington state.
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
CRCHD is pleased to provide cancer health disparities-related statistics excerpted from the Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer.