PACHE Goals and Objectives
The PACHE U54 Program is designed to:
- Increase the participation of the institutions serving racial/ethnic and/or underserved communities with cancer health disparities in cancer research and research training.
- Increase the involvement and effectiveness of NCI-designated Cancer Centers (CCs) in developing effective research, education, and outreach programs to encourage diversity among competitive researchers and reduce cancer health disparities.
These partnerships foster and support intensive collaborations to develop stronger cancer programs aimed at understanding the reasons behind significant cancer health disparities among racial and ethnic minority and socio-economically disadvantaged populations.
The PACHE program charges participating institutions serving racial/ethnic and/or underserved communities with cancer health disparities and NCI-designated CCs to combine their different levels of expertise and experience in a “true partnership” for mutual benefit. These partnerships are expected to achieve the following general objectives:
The PACHE U54 grant targets four areas: cancer research, cancer training, cancer outreach, and cancer education. The first three target areas are required, while cancer education is optional. The program supports pilot and/or full projects/programs for a maximum period of 3 years, after which they are expected to compete for "traditional" NIH/NCI peer-reviewed grants.