Dr. Sanya Springfield recently provided an informative update on cancer health disparities research and research capacity programs being managed within the Center, and how working together we can advance the vision to lessen the burden of cancer at the February President’s Cancer Panel Meeting in Miami, FL. Public transcript is pending.
CRCHD program staff and PI’s were pleased to have the opportunity to provide an informational overview and progress update on the PNRP to the Board of Scientific Advisors (BSA) at the March meeting. Click here to view the BSA Agenda.
At the recent Redes en Accion Annual National Steering Committee Meeting in San Antonio, TX, Dr. Deborah Duran presented an informative overview of some of the exciting new research and training activities in which the CRCHD is engaged, as well as opportunities and challenges we currently face in cancer health disparities. Dr. Maria Canto followed with an excellent presentation on the new Community Networks Centers program.
Congratulations to our director, Dr. Sanya Springfield, on receiving the ESP Award for Health Management at the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. 79th North Atlantic Regional Conference in Potomac, MD, in recognition of her countless efforts to further CRCHD's mission of eliminating cancer health disparities. Honorees also include Ms. Melody Barnes, President's Domestic Policy Advisor and the Director of the Domestic Policy Council.
The Trans-NCI GMaP Steering Committee was pleased to conduct two webinars this month for grantees, one on Clinical Trials and the other on Biospecimens, Biomedical Research and Emerging Technologies, in order to better assist in the development of their regional networks.
April 15-16, 2010
To register, please visit the website here.
The Legacy Hotel and Conference Center
1775 Rockville Pike
Rockville, MD 20852
In the Field
|Bobby Rosenfeld and Dr. Sanya Springfield
Roberta “Bobby” Kern Rosenfeld, former NCI/CMBB Staffer, was a dedicated career navigator for countless numbers of minority students and investigators and will be remembered fondly by all whom she touched.
Read her story.
Dr. Marjorie Kagawa-Singer, co-investigator of the Community Network Program (CNP), and co-authors present a cogent argument for culture as a prime factor in the persistence of health disparities, and the potential impact of culturally competent cancer care on improving cancer outcomes in practice and research.
Read about new changes in the grant application process, most notably newly restructured and shortened application forms. January 25, 2010 marked the first due date when applicants needed to use these restructured application forms and instructions, which were developed as part of the Enhancing Peer Review Initiative.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced the selection of the voting members of the Tobacco Products Scientific Advisory Committee (TPSAC). The first meeting of the committee is open to the public and will focus on the public health impact of the use of menthol in cigarettes.
Learn how to participate.
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Research & Training Opportunities
Find upcoming meetings on our Meetings and Events page on our website. These include:
- American Society of Preventative Oncology Annual Meeting
March 21-23, 2010
Marriott Bethesda North Hotel
Abstract submission deadline: N/A
- NCI/ASCO Clinical Trials Accrual Symposium
April 29-30, 2010
Hyatt Regency Bethesda
Abstract submission deadline: February 19, 2010
- 5th Biennial Cancer Survivorship Research Conference: Recovery and Beyond
June 17-19, 2010
Marriott Wardman Park Hotel
Abstract submission deadline: January 25, 2010, 11:59 p.m. (EST)
- 3rd AACR Conference on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities
September 30 - October 3, 2010
Loew Miami Beach Hotel
Abstract submission deadline: N/A
In honor of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, we provide select research advancing the science related to prostate cancer among our underserved populations.
Efficacy of Prostate Cancer Screening Being Questioned
Recent European study determined that one in eight men screened for prostate cancer will test positive when they do not have the disease. This is raising concerns over the accuracy of the prostate cancer test and the long term benefits of routine prostate screening.
Germ line Mutation May be a Biomarker for Prostate Cancer
Researchers at Louisiana State University in New Orleans have found a potential link between the germ line mutation of the androgen receptor and familial prostate cancer in black American men.
Barbers Deliver Prostate Cancer Education
Training barbers as lay health advisors is found to be a feasible strategy for raising prostate cancer awareness among urban African American men. The barbers increased prostate cancer knowledge post training, and reported satisfaction and ease of engaging clients two months post intervention.
Prostate Cancer Treatment
A cohort study of 559 men with prostate cancer compared types of treatment received from different providers. The data revealed substantial variations in treatment between county hospitals and private providers.