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: Native American Heritage Month and November Cancer Awareness Highlights
Lung Cancer Awareness Month
Native American Heritage Month
In November, CRCHD joins the rest of the nation in recognizing Lung Cancer Awareness Month, as well as celebrating Native American Heritage Month.
Lung cancer is the second most common type of cancer found in men and women and the leading cause of cancer death. In fact, according to the American Cancer Society, more people die from lung cancer than of colon, breast, and prostate cancers combined. Though the gap is starting to close, there continues to be lung cancer disparities in the U.S. For example:
- Older people are more likely to develop lung cancer than other population groups.
- Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in African Americans.
- Native American men and women have the third highest incidence and mortality rates for lung cancer.
Native American and Alaska Natives living in the U.S. continue to experience significant cancer health disparities compared to the general population. For example, members of this racial/ethnic group have the poorest survival rate from all cancers combined than any other racial group, and Native American women have the third-highest cancer death rates compared to the general U.S. population.
Visit the links below to learn more:
- November Heritage Observance Month and Cancer Awareness Highlights
- A Snapshot of Lung Cancer
- What You Need to Know About Lung Cancer
- Examples of Cancer Health Disparities affecting Native Americans and Alaska Natives