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CANCER DISPARITIES NEWS DIGEST (06.28.10)

CRCHD Highlights

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    • CRCHD Hosts Professional Development Workshop

      CRCHD recently hosted its annual Professional Development Workshop & Physician Scientist Forum in Rockville, MD for NCI/CRCHD trainees from the Continuing Umbrella of Research Experiences (CURE) Program. This two-day workshop held on April 15-16 offered attendees an interactive forum for presenting, discussing, and networking with CRCHD investigators and program staff. A number of awards for stellar poster presentation and an outstanding mock review were two of the many conference highlights. Click here to view the agenda.

  • MICR at the 101st AACR Annual Meeting 2010

    Minorities in Cancer Research (MICR), an AACR membership group more than 4,000 strong, presented a comprehensive program of events at the recent 101st AACR Annual Meeting 2010 in Washington, D.C., on April 17-21. Special programs included: MICR Networking and Resource Center, MIRCR Council Meet and Greet, and the 5th Annual AACR-MICR-Jane Cooke Wright Lectureship.


  • Dr. Mayte Canto Promotes Clinical Trials to Latinos

    As part of NCI’s celebration of National Minority Cancer Awareness Week, Dr. Maria Canto, CRCHD Program Director, educated a Latino radio audience about the value of clinical trials participation in cancer research. Click here to hear this interview in Spanish.


  • NCI's National Outreach Network (NON) Holds Kick-off Call for CHEs

    NON recently held its kick-off call for Community Health Educators (CHEs) from 17 sites throughout the U.S. Nearly 25 CHEs, from CNP, PNRP, and MICCP, their program managers, and principal investigators, joined the call to hear an overview of the network and the CHEs' roles and responsibilities.


  • New! Upcoming CRCHD Job Opportunities

    CRCHD is pleased to announce three new upcoming staff positions:

    • Clinical Trials Program Director - M.D./Ph.D., M.D. or Ph.D. with experience in conducting or managing clinical trials;
    • Diversity Training Program Director - Ph.D. or M.D./Ph.D. with experience in overseeing programs involving the training of individuals from diverse/underrepresented populations; and
    • National Outreach Network Program Director - Expert in applied research, especially in the areas of communication, outreach, education and behavior.

    These positions will be posted for your consideration at http://usajobs.gov within the next 2-6 weeks.




In the Field

Amelie G. Ramirez, Ph.D., head of Redes En Acción: The National Latino Cancer Research Network, receives an award from Minorities in Cancer Research (MICR) Council.
Amelie G. Ramirez, Ph.D., head of Redes En Acción: The National Latino Cancer Research Network, receives an award from Minorities in Cancer Research (MICR) Council.

Dr. Amelie Ramirez, CNP Redes en Accion Principal Investigator, was awarded the 5th Annual Jane Cooke Wright Lecturship and provided an outstanding account of the development, implementation and assessment of their Redes en Accion partnership with MICR. Her remarks included best practice strategies for achieving balanced networks for research, training and infrastructure in disparities.


Dr. Ruth L. Kirschstein's Legacy Honored at NIH Community Tribute

“A Tribute to Ruth L. Kirschstein, M.D.: Inspiring the Best in Others” was recently held at NIH on May 17 to commemorate her life, scientific contributions, and legacy. Dr. Kirschstein made innumerable contributions to biomedical research, beginning with her work on the polio vaccine. She blazed a trail for women in science and served in a number of key leadership roles at the NIH.

Click here for the program of events.


Vitamins and Calcium Supplements May Reduce Breast Cancer Risk

MI/CCP Ponce School of Medicine investigators report that vitamins and calcium supplements appear to reduce the risk of breast cancer in the long-term (see abstract), suggesting that supplements may help fight cancer.

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Community Tools


  • Read about the release of the American Cancer Society's (ACS) Cancer Facts and Figures report containing incidence data from SEER and the North American Association for Central Cancer Registries (NAACCR) with a special section on prostate cancer.
  • Find out more about this report which summarizes our nation's progress against cancer in relation to the Healthy People targets developed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Take advantage of this database developed by the National Cancer Institute, containing state cancer-related legislation on a variety of topics across the cancer research continuum.
  • Click through to a short publication from the Association of Oncology Social Work (AOSW) and the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) outlining the role of oncology nursing and oncology social work in patient navigation services to support patient access/compliance and improvement of outcomes.
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