A Call for IDEAs*

A Call for IDEAs* Deadline: Thursday, February 26th A Call for IDEAs*   *Innovative Discovery and Exploration Applications IDEAs are being solicited for 3 Year Collaborative Inter-Institutional Research Projects to be included in the Cancer Partnership’s renewal application January 2016.  Read more …

14th Annual Cancer Retreat-SAVE THE DATE

Saturday, April 11, 2015 8:00 am to 2:00 pm Meharry Medical College Harold D. West Basic Sciences Building, Room M101 Admission is free https://redcap.vanderbilt.edu/surveys/?s=9DM4KR7DXJ Poster contest guidelines: You must be a registered attendant of the retreat and also submit your abstract All Read more …

Mission and History of the Cancer Partnership Award

In 1999 the then Office of Minority Health Disparities headed by Dr. John Ruffin along with the National Cancer Institute (NCI) initiated several new research initiatives to support funding for the establishment of cancer research partnerships between existing NCI Comprehensive and/or NCI designated Cancer Centers and Minority Serving Institutions. These initiatives arose from the disturbing observations that although minorities including African-Americans suffer a disproportionate burden of cancer deaths in this country, neither the cancer centers alone nor minority serving institutions have been effective in addressing this problem. The initial objective of the NCI program was to strengthen the capabilities of minority serving institutions to engage in effective and productive cancer research collaborations with their neighboring cancer centers, with the ultimate goal of reducing the high cancer incidence and death rates among minorities. The MMC-VICC partnership was initiated by a supplement to the VICC (Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center) Support Grant (CCSG) in 1999. In 2000, Drs. Adunyah and Moses successfully competed for one of two U54 NCI Comprehensive Partnership Grants that were funded in the country. In 2006 the two PIs again successfully competed for another 5 years of funding from August 2006 to July 2011. Meharry Medical College’s component of the recently renewed NCI U54 Cancer Partnership grant is approximately $10 million in total costs over five years. To effectively engage in community outreach program for cancer prevention, the institutions also partnered with Tennessee State University in Nashville, TN. Read more …