groups, including coordination of an overall research agenda on survivorship and a more structured framework for monitoring knowledge, attitudes, and behavior regarding cancer survivorship.
Monitoring and Reporting
Recommendation 7-1: The committee recommends a regular reporting mechanism to increase NIH accountability to the U.S. Congress and public constituencies. Such reports should
important historical, social, and political significance in the United States, they are of limited utility for purposes of health research because the concept of race rests upon unfounded assumptions that there are fundamental biological and behavioral differences among racial groups (American Anthropological Association, 1998; Cooper, 1984; President's Cancer Panel, 1997; Williams et al., 1994). In reality, human biodiversity cannot be adequately summarized according to the broad, presumably discrete categories assumed by a racial taxonomy. Furthermore, "racial" groups as defined by OMB are not discernible on the basis of genetic information (American Anthropological Association, 1998; President's Cancer Panel, 1997). The committee considers the term "ethnic group" as a more appropriate