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    AACR Features Vanderbilt’s Cancer Disparities Work Among Underserved Minorities

    November 29, 2007

    This week the American Association of Cancer Research is showcasing work being done at Vanderbilt, in particular:

    • Hispanic Health in Nashville 2007: Cancer Needs Assessment
    • Nashville NAACP tobacco prevention initiative: An example of community-based participatory action research

    “Researchers report the results of successful initiatives begun in Nashville and among the Navajo Nation at the American Association for Cancer Research conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved, being held November 27-30. Their community research projects are helping African-Americans to stop smoking, Hispanic immigrants to meet their basic cancer care needs and members of the Navajo Nation to educate a dramatically underserved population about colorectal cancer.” Click to continue….