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TABLE 3-3 National Cancer Institute Minority Initiatives Supported by the NIH Office of Research on Minority Health (FY 1997)
Minority Adolescent HIV and Treatment Project
Enrollment of Minorities in NCI Clinical Trials
Overcoming Impediments to Participation of Minorities and Special Populations in Clinical Trials
Minority Participation in NCI-Sponsored Clinical Trials
Barriers to Latino-American Participation in Cancer Clinical Trials
Procurement of Prostate Tumor Tissues from African-American Patients
Determination of Correlation Between Androgen Receptor CAG Trinucleotide Repeat Length and Prostate Cancer Risk
Small Grant for Women and Minority Recruitment
Cohort Study of African-American Men with Prostate Cancer
Caucus on Prostate Cancer and Minorities
Preventing Cancer in Hispanic Communities
Collaborative Clinical and Molecular Correlative Studies
Institute of Medicine Minority Cancer Study
Baylor College of Medicine—Biennial Symposium on Cancer and Minorities
NCI International Program Middle East Conference
Regional Grantsmanship Workshops for Minority Investigators
Minority Research Supplements
SOURCE: NIH Office of Research on Minority Health.
investigators, for grants conferences to stimulate ethnic minority participation in clinical trials, supplemental funding for basic research related to prostate cancer and ethnic minorities, and small supplements for minority cancer control and prevention programs.
ORMH's estimates of its expenditures on cancer-related research may overstate the amount of funding that directly addresses the cancer research needs of ethnic minority and medically underserved populations. As noted above, funding for the Minority Adolescent HIV and Treatment project represents a large proportion of ORMH's allocation for cancer research. The committee questions, however, the relevance of this project for cancer research. Although neoplasms are a significant health concern among patients suffering from AIDS and HIV-related complications, an overview of the Minority Adolescent HIV and Treatment Project supplied