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: Breast Cancer Disparity Highlights
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Hispanic Heritage Month
In October, CRCHD joins the rest of the nation in recognizing Breast Cancer Awareness Month and continues to celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept 15 – Oct 15).
In the United States, women from diverse racial and ethnic groups continue to suffer from breast cancer disparities. African American and Hispanic/Latino women, in particular, experience a great burden from breast cancer (in incidence and mortality) compared to the general female population in the U.S. For example:
- African American women diagnosed with breast cancer are less likely to survive five years after diagnosis (their survival rate is 71% compared to 81% survival rate of non-Hispanic White women).
- Breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among Hispanic and Latino women.
Visit the links below to learn more:
- October Monthly Spotlight: Breast Cancer Disparity Highlights
- Special Spotlight: Hispanic Heritage Month
- Breast cancer resources for patients and families
- A Snapshot of Breast Cancer
- CRCHD grantee Dr. Veena Rao is unraveling the mysteries of the BRCA1 gene and its role in breast and ovarian cancer in diverse populations, particularly African American women.
- CRCHD grantee Dr. Isabel Scarinci describes herself as an advocate who is bringing equal breast and cervical cancer care to Latina immigrants living in Alabama.
New! Director's Corner: Working Together to End Cancer Health Disparities - October 6, 2014
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.