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CANCER DISPARITIES NEWS DIGEST (05.20.09)

CRCHD Highlights

  • New Cancer Biology Awards Released

    Basic Research Scientist with telescope

    A new funding opportunity (U01 and R21), jointly sponsored by CRCHD and Division of Cancer Biology (DCB), seeks applications to conduct basic research studies in the causes and mechanisms of cancer health disparities. These research opportunities will enable us to advance the understanding of biological and genetic factors associated with cancer health disparities.

In the Field

Dr. Victor Tofaeone presents a check for $57k to ASCC Samoan Studies Institute Director Okenaisa Fauolo and research assistant Tafito Aitaoto.
Dr. Victor Tofaeone (ASCCN) presents a check for $57k to ASCC Samoan Studies Institute Director Okenaisa Fauolo (right) and research assistant Tafito Aitaoto.

Imagine trying to tell a patient that they have cancer. However, in this particular incidence, the word cancer has little meaning. That is one of the problems researchers at the American Samoa Community Cancer Network (ASCCN) experienced trying to translate scientific information from English to Samoan for the roughly 68,000 residents of the Territory of American Samoa. With cancer being the second leading cause of death among the Samoa population the language disconnect that exists proved most difficult. Read more >

CURE Trainee LaVera M. Crawley

CURE trainee, LaVera M. Crawley, featured in NCI Special Report: A Journey of Discovery

Amelie G. Ramirez, Ph.D

CNP PI, Amelie G. Ramirez, Ph.D., receives two recognition awards in HispanicBusiness Magazine and the San Antonio Business Journal

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