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TABLE 5-3 Articles from NIH-Sponsored Programs Relative to Cancer and Cancer Information Dissemination Among Minority and Medically Underserved Populations by Key Terms in Title
No. of Articles
Key Term in Title
SOURCE: National Cancer Institute.
to share strategies. There are plans for a future publication about what has been learned through this process. However, it is not clear how NCI identifies successful intervention programs and models or supports their replication. Also, it is not clear whether or how NCI addresses the problem of studying subgroups of target populations.
In Chapter 1 of this report, the committee poses a fundamental question: Is there a strategic plan for reducing the numbers of deaths from cancer among minority and medically underserved population? If there is a plan, when can results be expected? On the basis of the documentation that the committee reviewed, the committee concludes that such a strategic plan and schedule do not exist. Although NIH has devoted resources to the needs of special populations, with regard to dissemination there is a difference between the delivery of information and the impact of information. The committee could find little to no dissemination research or activities