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Comprehensive Partnerships to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities

Initiated in 2001, Comprehensive Partnerships to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities (CPRCHD), formerly known as the Minority Institution Cancer Center Partnership (MI/CCP), is a program that enables minority-serving institutions (MSIs) and NCI Cancer Centers (CCs) to train scientists from diverse backgrounds in cancer research and to effectively deliver cancer advances to racially and ethnically diverse communities.

The overall goals of the program are to:

  • Build research and training capacity at underrepresented-serving institutions.
  • Create stable, long-term collaborations between MSIs and CCs in research, training, career development, and outreach.
  • Improve effectiveness of CC research, education, and outreach for underserved populations.
  • Export successful approaches for addressing disparities to all CCs and other key networks and consortiums.


CPRCHD establishes partnerships through three mechanisms:

  • Feasibility Studies for Collaborative Interaction for Minority Institution/Cancer Center Partnerships (P20)
  • Cooperative Planning Grant for Comprehensive Minority Institution/ Cancer Center Partnership (U56)
  • Comprehensive Minority Institution/ Cancer Center Partnership (U54)

Learn more about these three mechanisms and corresponding PARs and RFAs.
Updated: 08/05/10