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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data
The unequal burden of cancer : an assessment of NIH research and programs for ethnic minorities and the medically underserved / M. Alfred Haynes and Brian D. Smedley, editors ; Committee on Cancer Research among Minorities and the Medically Underserved, Health Sciences Policy Program, Health Sciences Section, Institute of Medicine.
Includes bibliographical references (p. ) and index.
ISBN 0-309-07154-2 (hard)
1. Cancer—Research—Government policy—United States. 2. Minorities—Diseases—Research—Government policy—United States. 3. Poor—Diseases—Research—Government policy—United States. 4. National Institutes of Health (U.S.) I. Haynes, M. Alfred. II. Smedley, Brian D. III. Institute of Medicine (U.S.) Committee on Cancer Research among Minorities and the Medically Underserved.
RC267 .A77 1999
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