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Howard/Hopkins Cancer Center Partnership

Partnership Abstract

The regions served by the Howard University Cancer Center (HUCC) and Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins (SKCCC), Maryland and the District of Columbia, have had among the highest cancer death rates in the United States for more than fifty years. Minority residents of these regions have been disproportionately affected by cancer, and cancer has become a leading cause of morbidity and mortality for African-Americans in both Baltimore, Maryland, and Washington, D.C.

To address this problem, HUCC and SKCCC have embarked on a partnership to increase productive research in screening, diagnosis, prevention, treatment, and supportive care as it relates to cancer, with a special focus on cancer in African-Americans. The successes realized thus far in the HUCC/SKCCC Partnership, with collaborative research progress in several areas, including prostate cancer, gastrointestinal cancers, and breast cancer. The major aim of this grant proposal is to develop a sustainable partnership between HUCC and SKCCC that enhances the research, training, education, and outreach missions of both institutions.

Updated: 04/30/12