We know more about cancer prevention, detection, and treatment than ever before—yet not all segments of the U.S. population have benefited to the fullest extent possible from these advances. Some ethnic minorities experience more cancer than the majority population, and poor people—no matter what their ethnicity—often lack access to adequate cancer care. This book provides an authoritative view of cancer as it is experienced by ethnic minorities and the medically underserved. It offers conclusions and recommendations in these areas:
The book provides background data on the nation's struggle against cancer, activities and expenditures of the NIH, and other relevant topics.
Table of Contents
|1 The Struggle Against Cancer||16-32|
|2 The Burden of Cancer Among Ethnic Minority and the Medically Underserved Populations||33-92|
|3 Overview of Programs of Research on Ethnic Minority and Medically Underserved Populations at the National Institutes of Health||93-153|
|4 Evaluation of Priority Setting and Programs of Research on Ethnic Minority and Medically Underserved Populations at the National Institutes of Health||154-186|
|5 Advancing State-of-the-Art Treatment and Prevention||187-229|
|6 Cancer Survivorship||230-245|
|7 Monitoring and Reporting||246-260|
|Appendix A: Methodology||275-281|
|Appendix B: A New Agenda for Cancer Control Research: Report of the Cancer Control Review Group||282-282|
|Appendix C: National Cancer Institute Health Promotion Branch Publications and Public Service Announcements||283-284|
|Appendix D: Survey of Ethnic Minority Researchers and of Researchers Interested in Cancer Among Ethnic Minority and Medically Underserved Groups||285-292|
|Appendix E: National Institutes of Health and National Cancer Institute Background Material||293-294|
|Appendix F: Information Provided by the National Center for Health Statistics on the Potential Reductions in Mortality from Cancer, by Ethnic Group||295-314|
|Committee and Staff Biographies||315-322|
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