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Special Spotlight: Black History and Cancer Prevention Awareness MonthAfrican American History Month

During the month of February, CRCHD observes Black History and Cancer Prevention Awareness Month by recognizing the contributions and achievements of African Americans and NIH/NCI research, prevention and training initiatives that address cancer health disparities among African Americans.

Despite recent decline in cancer death rates among African Americans and advances in cancer prevention and treatment, African Americans continue to experience a disproportionately higher share of the cancer burden.

Consider the following statistics:

  • Breast cancer is the most common cancer among African American women and is the second-leading cause of cancer death. Triple negative breast cancer is significantly higher in African American women than any other ethnicity.
  • African American men have far higher death rates from prostate cancer than any other racial or ethnic group.
  • CRC is the third most common cancer diagnosed among both African American men and women, and the second most common for both sexes combined, with 18,110 new cases expected to be diagnosed in 2013.
Please take some time to look over our NIH/NCI Research, Prevention and Training Initiatives page and feel free to visit the Surveillance Epidemiology and End Results (SEER) Website to learn more about these and other cancer statistics.

Special Features

New! 2013 Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer: Excerpts on Cancer Health Disparities

CRCHD is pleased to provide cancer health disparities-related statistics excerpted from the Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer.

New! Navigating Cancer: Before and After

Native America Calling interviews CRCHD grantee, Dr. Victoria Warren-Mears, of the Northwest Tribal EpiCenter in Portland, Oregon, about the benefits patient navigators can offer American Indian patients who are facing the daunting task of choosing cancer treatment options.

New! Cancer in America: The Latest Numbers and the Challenges of Funding Research

NPR's Diane Rehm talks with NCI Director, Dr. Harold Varmus, about the status of cancer in America today and the challenges of funding cancer research in the current fiscal environment.

News and Features

New! CRCHD Resources

New! CRCHD Spotlights

New! Research Funding Opportunities

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NCI/CRCHD Comprehensive Partnerships to Advance Cancer Health Equity (U54)

NCI/CRCHD Career Development Awards (K01, K08, K22, K23)

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Updated: 02/13/13