specific statements about strategies, targeted programs, participation by ethnic minority and medically underserved populations in the process, and communication between these communities and NCI. Although the Senate report refers to NIH, most suggestions have been directed toward NCI as the principal focus for cancer research. At the same time, it is clear that progress against cancer is not totally dependent on NCI and the research that it funds.
Recommendation 7-1: The committee recommends a regular reporting mechanism to increase NIH accountability to the U.S. Congress and public constituencies. Such reports should