TABLE 3-3 National Cancer Institute Minority Initiatives Supported by the NIH Office of Research on Minority Health (FY 1997)

Projects

ORMH

Institute

Minority Adolescent HIV and Treatment Project

1,750,000

0

Enrollment of Minorities in NCI Clinical Trials

59,535

0

Overcoming Impediments to Participation of Minorities and Special Populations in Clinical Trials

500,000

0

Minority Participation in NCI-Sponsored Clinical Trials

1,000,000

0

Barriers to Latino-American Participation in Cancer Clinical Trials

21,011

0

Procurement of Prostate Tumor Tissues from African-American Patients

52,326

0

Determination of Correlation Between Androgen Receptor CAG Trinucleotide Repeat Length and Prostate Cancer Risk

291,000

0

Small Grant for Women and Minority Recruitment

68,120

0

Cohort Study of African-American Men with Prostate Cancer

77,225

0

Caucus on Prostate Cancer and Minorities

45,528

0

Preventing Cancer in Hispanic Communities

249,954

0

Collaborative Clinical and Molecular Correlative Studies

350,000

0

Institute of Medicine Minority Cancer Study

600,000

0

Baylor College of Medicine—Biennial Symposium on Cancer and Minorities

30,000

0

NCI International Program Middle East Conference

250,000

0

Regional Grantsmanship Workshops for Minority Investigators

100,000

0

Minority Research Supplements

750,000

0

TOTAL

6,179,171

0

 

SOURCE: NIH Office of Research on Minority Health.

investigators, for grants conferences to stimulate ethnic minority participation in clinical trials, supplemental funding for basic research related to prostate cancer and ethnic minorities, and small supplements for minority cancer control and prevention programs.

ORMH's estimates of its expenditures on cancer-related research may overstate the amount of funding that directly addresses the cancer research needs of ethnic minority and medically underserved populations. As noted above, funding for the Minority Adolescent HIV and Treatment project represents a large proportion of ORMH's allocation for cancer research. The committee questions, however, the relevance of this project for cancer research. Although neoplasms are a significant health concern among patients suffering from AIDS and HIV-related complications, an overview of the Minority Adolescent HIV and Treatment Project supplied



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