Partnership for Excellence in Cancer Research
The University of Puerto Rico and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Form the Partnership for Excellence in Cancer Research
Significant disparities in cancer incidence and outcomes exist among ethnic minority populations. Through a Minority Institute/Cancer Center Program U54 Grant awarded by the National Cancer Institute's Center to Reduce Health Disparities, the University of Puerto Rico and MD Anderson Cancer Center seek to address and, ultimately, eliminate cancer health disparities through the development of clinical, research, outreach and educational activities that benefit both institutions.
By creating the Minority Institute/Cancer Center Program, the National Cancer Institute's Center to Reduce Health Disparities strives to facilitate a "team" relationship between the Center itself and the partnering institutions to create opportunities for training, research and outreach by focusing on the importance of detecting cancer early among ethnic minority groups, improving cancer control and prevention within minority and underserved populations and designing support programs aimed at reducing racial and ethnic disparities in cancer incidence and survivorship.