Cancer Control and the Community Oncology Programs: Minority Participation in the National Cancer Institute Clinical Trials Network
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The goal of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) by the year 2000 is the reduction of cancer mortality by 50% in the American population. The estimate is that this reduction can largely be obtained by implementation of effective programs in smoking, diet, and early detection and the application of existing knowledge in cancer control (Greenwald and Sondik 1986). The process by which this goal will be achieved is, in part, the education, recruitment, and participation of the vast resource of trained community physicians who are available to implement state-of-the-art cancer care and thus take advantage of progress in cancer research.
KeywordsCancer Center Cooperative Group Minority Patient Minority Cancer Patient Clinical Trial Program
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