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Partnerships to Advance Cancer Health Equity (PACHE)

Initiated in 2001, the Partnerships to Advance Cancer Health Equity (PACHE) is a program that provides institutional awards for the development of partnerships between institutions serving underserved health disparity populations and underrepresented students (ISUPS) and NCI-designated Cancer Centers (CCs). Each partnership is expected to conduct cancer and cancer health disparities research, develop and implement cancer research experiences and research education for scientists and students, and to effectively outreach and disseminate cancer advances to underserved communities. If you are interested in more information, contact the principal investigators listed in the PACHE Project Listing.

What PACHE Does

The PACHE Program is designed to:

  • Increase the participation of the ISUPS in cancer research and research training.
  • Increase the involvement and effectiveness of NCI-designated CCs in developing effective research, education and outreach programs to encourage diversity among competitive researchers and reduce cancer health disparities.

These partnerships foster and support intensive collaborations to develop stronger cancer programs intended on understanding cancer health disparities that disproportionately affect racial and ethnic minority and socioeconomically disadvantaged populations.

The PACHE program charges participating ISUPS and NCI-designated Cancer Centers with combining their different areas of expertise to develop a mutually beneficial partnership. These partnerships are expected to achieve the following general objectives:

  1. Increase the participation of ISUPS in the nation’s cancer research and research training enterprise.
  2. Produce more competitive grant applications from underrepresented scientists.
  3. Increase competitive research capacity of ISUPS.
  4. Increase the role of CCs in augmenting education related to underserved populations.
  5. Develop more-effective outreach and education programs that will have an impact on underserved populations and individuals from underrepresented backgrounds.
  6. Enhance research in cancer health disparities at CCs.
  7. Identify and share innovative methods and approaches that strengthen and sustain each partnership.

The PACHE program targets cancer research, cancer education and cancer outreach. The PACHE grants support pilot and full research projects for a maximum period of three years, after which they are expected to be developed into independent projects supported by a traditional NIH/NCI peer-reviewed funding mechanisms (i.e. R01/R21/U01, etc.) or other competitive funding support.

If you are interested in more information, contact the principal investigators listed in the PACHE Project Listing.

PACHE Funding Mechanisms/Opportunities

The PACHE establishes its partnerships through two different mechanisms: the Feasibility Studies to Build Collaborative Partnerships in Cancer Research (P20 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) and the Comprehensive Partnerships to Advance Cancer Health Equity (CPACHE) (U54 Clinical Trial Optional).

P20

The P20 mechanism is designed to facilitate the planning and execution of focused collaborations in cancer-related research, research experience and research education. A major goal of the NCI P20 partnership programs is to provide support for investigators at ISUPS and Cancer Centers (or other institutions with highly organized, integrated research efforts focused on cancer) to conduct cancer research and cancer research education programs. The pilot projects and education programs are planned to allow awardees to obtain preliminary data that will lead to competitive applications for funding by the NIH/NCI and/or other Federal/Non-Federal agencies.

U54

The U54 mechanism develops and maintains comprehensive, long-term and mutually beneficial partnerships between ISUPSs and NCI-designated CCs. The institutions in each partnership are expected to work collaboratively to: 1) increase the cancer research and cancer research education capacity of the ISUPSs; 2) increase the number of students and investigators from underrepresented populations engaged in cancer research; 3) improve the effectiveness of CCs in developing and sustaining research programs focused on cancer health disparities; 4) increase the number of investigators and students conducting cancer health disparities research; and 5) develop and implement cancer-related activities that benefit the surrounding underserved communities.

 

Project Listing

 

Partnership & Location Principal Investigators
U54

Northern Arizona University and University of Arizona Cancer Center
Flagstaff, AZ
Tucson, AZ

Visit the partnership websites to learn more: Northern Arizona University and University of Arizona Cancer Center.

  • Jani Ingram
  • Margeret Briehl

Tuskegee University, Morehouse School of Medicine, and University of Alabama at Birmingham Cancer Center
Tuskegee, AL
Atlanta, GA
Birmingham, AL

Visit the partnership website to learn more.

  • Roberta Troy
  • James Lillard
  • Upender Manne

New Mexico State University and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Las Cruces, NM
Seattle, WA

Visit the partnership websites to learn more: New Mexico State University and Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

  • Graciela Unguez
  • Julian Simon

Tennessee State University, Meharry Medical College, and Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center
Nashville, TN

Visit the partnership website to learn more.

  • Margaret Whalen
  • Samuel Adunyah
  • Tuya Pal

Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science and University of California Los Angeles Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
Los Angeles, CA

Visit the partnership website to learn more.

  • Jaydutt Vadgama
  • Richard Pietras

University of Massachusetts Boston and Dana-Farber/Harvard University Cancer Research Institute
Boston, MA

Visit the partnership website to learn more.

  • Adan Colon-Carmona
  • Vish Viswanath

North Carolina Central University and University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
Durham, NC
Chapel Hill, NC

Visit the partnership websites to learn more: North Carolina Central University and UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

  • Ricardo M. Richardson
  • Shelton Earp

Ponce School of Medicine and Public Health and H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center
Ponce, Puerto Rico
Tampa, FL

Visit the partnership website to learn more.

  • Jaime Matta
  • Kenneth Wright

University of Puerto Rico Cancer Center, Medical Sciences Campus and University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
San Juan, Puerto Rico
Houston, TX

Visit the partnership websites to learn more: University of Puerto Rico Cancer Center, Medical Sciences Campus and University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.

  • Brad Weiner
  • Elizabeth Travis

City College of New York and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY

Visit the partnership website to learn more.

  • Karen Hubbard
  • Tim Alan Ahles

Northeastern Illinois University, Northwestern University, and University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL

Visit the partnership website to learn more.

  • Christina Ciecierski
  • Melissa Simon
  • Robert Winn

University of Guam and University of Hawaii Cancer Center
Mangilao, Guam
Honolulu, HI

Visit the partnership website to learn more.

  • Rachel Leon-Guerrero
  • Neal Palafox

San Diego State University and University of California, San Diego Moores Cancer Center
San Diego, CA
La Jolla, CA

Visit the partnership website to learn more.

  • Hala Madanat
  • Maria Elena Martinez

South Carolina State University and the Medical University of South Carolina Hollings Cancer Center
Orangeburg, SC
Charleston, SC

Visit the partnership website to learn more.

  • Judith Salley
  • Marvella Ford

Hunter College and Temple University/Fox Chase Cancer Center
New York, NY
Philadelphia, PA

Visit the partnership website to learn more.

  • Olorunseun Ogunwobi
  • Grace X. Ma

Florida Agricultural & Mechanical University, University of Florida, and University of Southern California Norris CCC
Tallahassee, FL
Gainesville, FL
Los Angeles, CA

  • Romonia Reams
  • Folakemi Odedina
  • John Carpten
P20

North Carolina Central University and Duke University
Durham, NC

Visit the partnership website to learn more.

  • Kevin Peter Williams
  • Steven R. Patierno

Howard University and Georgetown University, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
Washington, DC

  • Carla Williams
  • Lucile L. Adams-Campbell

Langston University and University of North Texas Health Science Center
Langston, OK
Fort Worth, TX

  • Byron Quinn
  • Jamboor Vishwanatha

Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center and H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center
New Orleans, LA
Tampa, FL

Visit the partnership website to learn more.

  • Lucio Miele
  • Cathy Meade

University of California at Riverside and City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center
Riverside, CA
Duarte, CA

  • Ernest Martinez
  • Victoria Seewaldt

University of Houston College of Pharmacy and Baylor College of Medicine
Houston, TX

Visit the partnership website to learn more.

  • Diana S. L. Chow
  • Martin Matzuk

University of Houston and University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

Visit the partnership website to learn more.

  • Lorraine Reitzel
  • Lorna McNeill

City College of New York and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
New York, NY

Visit the partnership website to learn more.

  • Philip Smith 
  • Jamie Ostroff

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University and University of Florida
Tallahassee, FL
Gainesville, FL

Visit the partnership websites to learn more: Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University and University of Florida.

  • Romonia Reams
  • Folakemi Odedina

Howard University and Johns Hopkins University
Washington, DC
Baltimore, MD

  • Xiaowu Pang
  • Tzyy-Choou Wu

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and Washington University in St. Louis
Springfield, IL
St Louis, MO

Visit the partnership website to learn more.

  • Laurent Brard
  • Graham Colditz

Governors State University and University of Illinois at Chicago
University Park, IL
Chicago, IL

Visit the partnership websites to learn more: Governors State University and University of Illinois at Chicago

  • Catherine Balthazar
  • Robert Winn

Cherokee Nation and University of Oklahoma
Tahlequah, OK
Norman, OK

  • Sohail Khan
  • Paul Spicer

State University New York Stony Brook and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory
New York, NY

  • Ellen Li
  • William Mccombie
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