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Research Focused on Cancer Disparities

The Cancer Disparities Research Network (CDRN) represents Region 4 of the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Geographical Management of Cancer Health Disparities Program developed to support the efficient regional management of cancer health disparities research and training. Region 4 CDRN is housed at Fox Chase Cancer Center and supports a number of studies.

Our staff is currently supporting the following studies:

  • Cancer 101

The biospecimen education module of the Cancer 101 curriculum was adapted for multiple minority or medically underserved populations, and the impact of the adapted modules on knowledge, beliefs and intent to participate in cancer biomedical research was evaluated.

  • Clinical Trials Communication Tool Testing

This tool is designed to answer questions you may have about what it means to participate in medical research, including the process of participating and what your rights are as a participant. 

  • Biospecimen Cohort Study

This multi-site feasibility study is looking to determine what it takes to build a biorepository of samples from diverse racial and ethnic groups. Samples will be used by CDRN researchers to study why certain groups have a greater cancer burden.

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