Title

The Deep South Network for Cancer Control - Eliminating Cancer Disparities Through Community-Academic Collaboration

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2005

Department

Community Health Sciences

Abstract

African Americans have a substantially increased mortality rate compared to whites in many cancers, including breast and cervix. The Deep South Network for Cancer Control (the Network) was established to develop sustainable community infrastructure to promote cancer awareness, enhance participation of African Americans and other special populations in clinical trials, recruit and train minority investigators, and develop and test innovative community-based cancer control measures to eliminate cancer mortality disparities in special populations. This article describes the steps necessary to form the network and the process and activities required to establish it as an effective infrastructure for eliminating disparities between Whites and African Americans in the United States.

Publication Title

Family & Community Health

Volume

28

Issue

1

First Page

6

Last Page

19