1/2 The GUIDE Cancer Research Training Project

Project: Research projectExploratory Grants

Description

PROJECT SUMMARY/ABSTRACT (OVERALL):Individuals from underserved minority communities in the U.S. experience poor outcomes for themajority of cancers as a result of inequities in access to high quality healthcare, socio-cultural andenvironmental determinants, and in some cases behavioral and biologic factors. Inequities in canceroutcomes are rooted in a wide range of structural, socio-cultural, and policy-related determinants thatare operative throughout the U.S., but local factors can perpetuate and influence the magnitude ofdisparate cancer outcomes. To some extent, high cancer mortality among racial and ethnic minoritysegments of the population is a national manifestation of a wide range of local problems. A promisingstrategy to address cancer disparities is to foster research to understand local patterns of cancermortality and root causes of disparities, and to test interventions informed by those findings thataccount for the needs of the local community. This paradigm for addressing cancer disparities hasbeen successfully employed by a large cadre of cancer researchers at the University of IllinoisCancer Center (UICC) for more than a decade and forms the basis of the UICC vision to be a ?bench-to-community? NCI-designated cancer center. Governors State University (GSU) has investedsubstantially in basic science and health science infrastructure, increased efforts to recruit facultymembers with an interest in research, and significantly enhanced research support services over thepast several years. As a result, GSU is positioned to address growing cancer disparities in theircommunity. The overall goal of this proposal is to develop additional infrastructure that will build onthe strengths of the partnering institutions in order to enhance their capacity to conduct cancer healthinequities research that is driven by local data and informed by the cancer-related needs of localcommunities.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date9/23/158/31/19

Funding

  • National Institutes of Health: $224,260.00
  • National Institutes of Health: $224,145.00
  • National Institutes of Health
  • National Institutes of Health

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  • Medicine(all)