The Unequal Burden of Cancer: An Assessment of NIH Research and Programs for Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved / Edition 1

The Unequal Burden of Cancer: An Assessment of NIH Research and Programs for Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved / Edition 1

by M. Alfred Haynes, Brian D. Smedley, Committee on Cancer Research Among Minorities and the Medically Underserved, Institute of Medicine
     
 

ISBN-10: 0309071542

ISBN-13: 9780309071543

Pub. Date: 05/10/1999

Publisher: National Academies Press

We know more about cancer prevention, detection, and treatment than ever before--yet not all segments of the U.S. population have benefited to the fullest extent possible from these advances. Some ethnic minorities experience more cancer than the majority population, and poor people--no matter what their ethnicity--often lack access to adequate cancer care. This

Overview

We know more about cancer prevention, detection, and treatment than ever before--yet not all segments of the U.S. population have benefited to the fullest extent possible from these advances. Some ethnic minorities experience more cancer than the majority population, and poor people--no matter what their ethnicity--often lack access to adequate cancer care. This book provides an authoritative view of cancer as it is experienced by ethnic minorities and the medically underserved. It offers conclusions and recommendations in these areas:

  • Defining and understanding special populations, and improving the collection of cancer-related data.
  • Setting appropriate priorities for and increasing the effectiveness of specific National Institutes of Health (NIH) research programs, to ensure that special populations are represented in clinical trials.
  • Disseminating research results to health professionals serving these populations, with sensitivity to the issues of cancer survivorship.

The book provides background data on the nation's struggle against cancer, activities and expenditures of the NIH, and other relevant topics.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780309071543
Publisher:
National Academies Press
Publication date:
05/10/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY 1(260)
The Struggle Against Cancer
16(17)
The Focus on Cancer
17(8)
Progress Reports
25(3)
Finally, Some Good News
28(1)
The Healthy People 2000 Review
29(1)
More Good News
30(1)
The Fundamental Questions
30(3)
The Burden of Cancer Among Ethnic Minorities and Medically Underserved Populations
33(60)
Defining the Populations
33(12)
The Burden of Cancer Among Ethnic Minorities and Medically Underserved Populations
45(31)
Future Directions in Assessing the Burden of Cancer Among Ethnic Minority and Medically Underserved Groups
76(15)
Summary
91(2)
Overview of Programs of Research on Ethnic Minority and Medically Underserved Populations at the National Institutes of Health
93(61)
Overview of NIH Appropriations and Funding for Cancer Research
94(2)
Cancer Research at Other ICDs
96(1)
Office of Research on Minority Health
97(7)
Overview of Scientific Infrastructure at NCI
104(3)
NCI FY 1997 Program and Resources Allocated to Addressing Ethnic Minority and Medically Underserved Populations
107(31)
Allocation of NCI Resources for Research on Ethnic Minority and Medically Underserved Groups
138(3)
Research on Cancer Among Ethnic Minority and Medically Underserved Populations at Other ICDs
141(9)
Summary and Recommendations
150(4)
Evaluation of Priority Setting and Programs of Research on Ethnic Minority and Medically Underserved Populations at the National Institues of Health
154(33)
Survey of Research Stakeholders
155(7)
What Are the Needs of Cancer Survivors in Ethnic Minority and Medically Underserved Communities?
162(7)
Mechanisms for Ethnic Minority Community and Researcher Input into the Cancer Agenda
169(5)
Special Populations and Priority Setting at NCI
174(11)
Summary
185(2)
Advancing State-of-the-Art Treatment and Prevention
187(43)
Recruitment and Retention of Ethnic Minority and Medically Underserved Participants in Clinical Cancer Research
188(5)
Ethnic Minority Accrual in NIH-Sponsored Trials
193(17)
How Can Low Ethnic Minority Accrual Be Addressed?
210(4)
Dissemination of Research Findings to Ethnic Minority and Medically Underserved Communities
214(12)
Recommendations
226(2)
Summary
228(2)
Cancer Survivorship
230(16)
Review of Related Literature
231(3)
NIH and NCI Programs and Research Outcomes Relevant to Cancer Survivorship
234(5)
Needs of Ethnic Minority and Medically Underserved Cancer Survivors
239(3)
Recommendations
242(4)
Monitoring and Reporting
246(15)
Reporting of Results
248(9)
Special Process Items
257(1)
Types and Timing of Reports
258(1)
Summary
259(2)
References 261(54)
APPENDIXES
A Methodology
277(5)
B A New Agenda for Cancer Control Research: Report of the Cancer Control Review Group
282(1)
C National Cancer Institute Health Promotion Branch Publications and Public Service Announcements
283(2)
D Survey of Ethnic Minority Researchers and of Researchers Interested in Cancer Among Ethnic Minority and Medically Underserved Groups
285(8)
E National Institutes of Health and National Cancer Institute Background Material
293(2)
F Information Provided by the National Center for Health Statistics on the Potential Reductions in Mortality from Cancer, by Ethnic Group
295(20)
Committee and Staff Biographies 315(8)
Index 323

Customer Reviews

Average Review:

Write a Review

and post it to your social network

     

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

See all customer reviews >