Grant ID RP210046
Awarded On May 19, 2021
Title HSC Scholars in Cancer Research
Program Academic Research
Award Mechanism Research Training
Institution/Organization University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth
Principal Investigator/Program Director Jamboor Vishwanatha
Cancer Sites All Sites
Contracted Amount $3,870,641
Lay Summary

Cancer prevalence is high in the American population. It is estimated that 1.8 million new cases and 0.6 million deaths occur in 2020. Approximately 8 million male and 9 million female cancer survivors are in the United States and these numbers are expected to increase over the years. Currently, there is a high demand for oncology professionals due to the limited numbers entering the workforce. Cancer affects disproportionately for certain races and ethnicities resulting a disparity in diagnosis and outcomes in these populations. Training underrepresented (URM) minorities to enter biomedical/clinical workforce can better address this issue. The proposed ‘HSC Scholars in cancer Research’ prog...

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