The regions served by the Howard University Cancer Center (HUCC) and Johns Hopkins Comprehensive Cancer Center (JHCCC), 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 JHCCC 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 HUCC/JHCCC partnership, which began as a series of collaborative efforts involving faculty from each institution organized into groups targeting high priority areas, has been supported since September of 1999 by supplemental funds for the JHCCC core grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The success realized thus far during the planning phases of the HUCC/JHCCC partnership, with c9ollaborative research progress in several areas, including prostate cancer, gastrointestinal cancer, and breast cancer, has prompted the submission of this grant in an attempt to secure funds to further augment partnership activities. The major aim of this grant proposal is to continue the development of a sustainable partnership between HUCC and JHCCC that enhances the research, training, education, and outreach missions of both institutions. To accomplish this goal, the HUCC/JHCCC partnership will work to build the research faculty and scientific programs at HUCC directed at cancer in African-Americans, to enhance population-based cancer studies at JHCCC involving African-Americans, to increase opportunities for research training and career development of African-American career researchers at HUCC, and to improve education and outreach programs at JHCCC focused on career morbidity and mortality among African- Americans. The proposal seeks support for 3 research projects, 2 pilot research proj4ects, 1 pilot educational program, and core infrastructure at HUCC, along with additional funds for further planning and development of the HUCC/JHCCC partnership. Over the 5 years of support requested for the HUCC/JHCCC partnership, as these initial research and educational activities progress to compete for independent funding, new projects, programs, and resources of high priority for development will be identified and supported.
|Effective start/end date||7/13/01 → 8/31/13|
- National Institutes of Health
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