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

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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.

The book contains black-and-white illustrations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780309071543
  • Publisher: National Academies Press
  • Publication date: 5/10/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 352
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Executive Summary 1
1 The Struggle Against Cancer 16
2 The Burden of Cancer Among Ethnic Minorities and Medically Underserved Populations 33
3 Overview of Programs of Research on Ethnic Minority and Medically Underserved Populations at the National Institutes of Health 93
4 Evaluation of Priority Setting and Programs of Research on Ethnic Minority and Medically Underserved Populations at the National Institutes of Health 154
5 Advancing State-of-the-Art Treatment and Prevention 187
6 Cancer Survivorship 230
7 Monitoring and Reporting 246
References 261
App. A Methodology 277
App. B A New Agenda for Cancer Control Research: Report of the Cancer Control Review Group 282
App. C National Cancer Institute Health Promotion Branch Publications and Public Service Announcements 283
App. D Survey of Ethnic Minority Researchers and of Researchers Interested in Cancer Among Ethnic Minority and Medically Underserved Groups 285
App. E National Institutes of Health and National Cancer Institute Background Material 293
App. F Information Provided by the National Center for Health Statistics on the Potential Reductions in Mortality from Cancer, by Ethnic Group 295
Committee and Staff Biographies 315
Index 323
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