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

Year

Total

Not Multicultural

Multicultural

1997

110

50

28

1996

129

42

20

1995

119

55

13

1994

83

22

12

1993

62

27

27

1992

66

40

10

1991

63

33

2

1990

50

29

3

1989

38

15

5

1988

32

24

2

1987

33

16

2

1986

39

19

3

1985

64

31

8

Total

888

403

135

 

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.

Recommendations

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



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