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CANCER DISPARITIES NEWS DIGEST (01.25.10)

CRCHD Highlights

      CRCHD Staff receive NIH Director's Award
    • CRCHD Staff Receive NIH Director’s Award

      Congratulations to CRCHD staff who received an NIH Director’s Award for assisting with the planning and coordinating of the first NIH Summit: The Science of Eliminating Cancer Health Disparities.

In the Field

Dr. Daniel Hughes with trainee
Dr. Daniel Hughes becoming a trail-blazer in cancer health disparities research

Dr. Hughes’ beginnings in the slums of Mexico City gave him a burning desire to go to school and succeed, taking what he gleaned from his own struggles to help the poor obtain better cancer treatment. Read more

American Cancer Society (ACS) trains Latin American Patient Navigators in Mexico City

Patricia Valverde, Associate Director of the Colorado Patient Navigator Training Program, led a patient navigator training in Mexico City, October 22-23, and co-sponsored by ACS and Mexico’s National Cancer Institute.

University of Guam Cancer Research Center Receives $8M Grant

The University of Guam, in partnership with Cancer Research Center of Hawaii, received a 5-year U54 grant to support a strong national cancer program to reduce the impact of cancer on the population in Guam.

Awards and Recognition


Congratulations are in order for a number of our grantees!

Dr. Edward Partridge

Dr. Edward Partridge, University of Alabama at Birmingham Comprehensive Cancer Center Director, was named President-Elect of American Cancer Society.



Dr. Ana Navarro

At APHA’s recent 137th Annual Meeting, Dr. Ana Navarro, MI/CCP Researcher, received the Distinguished Nationally Known Health Professional Award 2009 sponsored by the Latino Caucus of the American Public Health Association (APHA).



Dr. Joseph K. Agyin

Dr. Joseph K. Agyin presented an overview from his recent publication in Breast Cancer Research, which was highlighted on the Journal’s website and led the list of “The top 20 most accessed articles” for several weeks.
Dr. Agyin was also our first place winner of the poster competition at the 2009 CRCHD Professional Development Workshop.

See Article.



News You Can Use

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Community Tools


  • Read more on this published book targeting the societal burden and hope for elimination of cancer disparities.
  • Take advantage of this DCCPS health disparities calculator designed for anyone interested in learning about summary measures of health disparities as well as health and cancer-related disparities on the whole.
  • Read through this report from the American Cancer Society (ACS) about the unique cancer profile in Hispanic/Latino Americans.
  • Utilize this cancer atlas provided by CDC to create United States maps that allow you to make quick comparisons by cancer site, gender, race/ethnicity, and state during a given period.
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