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2024 - Dialogue on Disparities

    • Dr. Jill Bargonetti on Addressing Systemic Barriers to Including African American Women in Breast Cancer Research
      , by CRCHD Staff

      The CRCHD-supported Hunter College (HC)–Temple University–Fox Chase Cancer Center Partnership has made it possible for a newly supported pilot project to begin a study titled “Evaluating Black and African American Breast Cancer Populations for Therapeutic Targeting of Aberrant p53, MDM2, MDMX, and PARP signaling.” In this guest blog post, co-Investigator Jill Bargonetti, Ph.D., discusses what the partners bring to the study, what the team hopes to learn, and how the study incorporates community outreach.

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    • Early Investigator Advancement Program Announces Third Cohort of Scholars
      , by CRCHD Staff

      The cancer research enterprise needs a continuous flow of talent through the research career pipeline to thrive. One critical juncture is the transition from junior investigator to established investigator. To this end, NCI launched the Early Investigator Advancement Program (EIAP) with the support of the NCI Equity Council in 2021. EIAP is a trans-NCI program that aims to assist cancer researchers and clinician scientists in attaining an R01 or R-type equivalent funding. We are pleased to announce and welcome the third cohort of EIAP scholars.

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    • CRCHD Celebrates Black History Month
      , by CRCHD Staff

      In recognition of Black History Month, we at the NCI Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities are pleased to share with you the following selection of resources, events, and publications. Please check back in on this post throughout the month, as new resources will be added over time.

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    • Dr. Sunday Akintoye on Minimizing Complications of Oropharyngeal Cancer in African Americans
      , by CRCHD Staff

      In this conversation with the NCI Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities (CRCHD), Dr. Akintoye discusses his work to increase health equity, how past Continuing Umbrella of Research Experiences (CURE) grants helped advance his career, and the importance of Black History Month.

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    • National Mentoring Month Spotlight: Drs. Efrén Flores and Elyse Park Share Mentorship Lessons on Research and Life
      , by CRCHD Staff

      In recognition of National Mentoring Month, CRCHD is recognizing mentor-mentee pairs on our blog and social media. In this blog post, we interview Efrén J. Flores, M.D., and his mentor, Elyse R. Park, Ph.D., M.P.H. Dr. Flores recently received a CURE K08 Mentored Clinical Scientist Research Career Development Award that will support his work to increase early detection of lung cancer in Hispanic and other vulnerable populations.

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