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What We Do

To advance cancer health equity and overcome disparities, the Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities (CRCHD):

  • Initiates, integrates, and promotes collaborative research studies across NCI divisions and NIH institutes and centers to address cancer health disparities
  • Coordinates and strengthens the NCI cancer research portfolio in basic, clinical, translational, and population-based research to address cancer health disparities
  • Promotes research that incorporates new and emerging technologies
  • Engages health disparity populations in the research process to ensure that research, outreach, and education efforts are culturally tailored to meet their needs
  • Leads NCI's efforts to train the next generation of competitive cancer and cancer health disparities researchers from populations underrepresented in the biomedical sciences, to build a research workforce that reflects an increasingly diverse America, by providing funded research training opportunities across the academic continuum to those who otherwise are at risk of being lost from the training pipeline
  • Creates state-of-the-art regional networks or "hubs," dedicated to cancer health disparities research, diversity training, and community education/outreach through geographic program management
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