Accession Number : ADA499763


Title :   Center for Research on Minority Health -- Prostate Cancer and Health Disparities Research


Descriptive Note : Final rept. 16 Apr 2007-15 Apr 2008


Corporate Author : M D ANDERSON CANCER CENTER HOUSTON TX


Personal Author(s) : Jones, Lovell A ; Pettaway, Curtis ; Torres, Isabel


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a499763.pdf


Report Date : May 2008


Pagination or Media Count : 140


Abstract : The Center for Research on Minority Health (CRMH), the first Congressionally mandated center on minority health and health disparities outside of the Federal Government, conducts research that benefits the community. This project is a collaborative endeavor among the CRMH, M.D. Anderson's Department of Urology (Dr. Curtis Pettaway), and the Division of Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences. The funding has supported three interrelated, yet distinct efforts: (1) the CRMH infrastructure and its attendant research, educational, and community outreach activities; (2) research to examine prostate cancer screening and informed decision making in various ethnic groups; and (3) the M.D. Anderson Prostate Outreach Project (POP). Prostate cancer is the second leading cause of cancer mortality among men in the United States and significant ethnic disparities associated with prostate cancer and screening also persist. This project is expanding cutting edge research to ethnic minority communities and will result in new, culturally appropriate interventions to promote informed decision making in various ethnic groups. The POP model may facilitate further research with underserved communities and result in enhanced knowledge and potentially improved health outcomes.


Descriptors :   *DECISION MAKING , *CANCER SCREENING , *PROSTATE CANCER , *MEDICAL RESEARCH , *ETHNIC GROUPS , *MINORITIES , RECRUITING , BLOOD ANALYSIS , SURVEYS , CLINICAL TRIALS , MALES , SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH , ORGANIZATIONS , HISTOPATHOLOGY , ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY) , NETWORKS , STUDENTS , EDUCATION , CULTURAL DIFFERENCES , PREVENTIVE MEDICINE


Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Medicine and Medical Research


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE