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Reducing Cancer Health Disparities in Regions 1 North
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Introducing iCURE (Intramural Continuing Umbrella of Research Experiences)

The new Intramural Continuing Umbrella of Research Experiences
(iCURE) program supports mentored research experiences for qualified
students and scientists in the multidisciplinary research environment of
the NCI campuses in Bethesda, Rockville, and Frederick, Maryland.
iCURE is an extension of the highly successful NCI CRCHD Continuing
Umbrella of Research Experiences (CURE) program which helps support
the career progress of its scholars toward research independence, as
well as fosters and sustains diversity in the biomedical research
pipeline.
iCURE strongly encourages the participation of individuals from underrepresented populations and is aligned
with NCI’s interest in diversity.
Participants in the iCURE program, or iCURE scholars, will enjoy research opportunities in the NCI Intramural
Research Program (IRP), including the Center for Cancer Research (CCR) and the Division of Cancer Epidemiology
and Genetics (DCEG). iCURE provides opportunity for the following candidates:
• Post-baccalaureate (including post-master’s) individuals
• Graduate students
• Postdoctoral fellows (no more than five years of relevant research experience)

Application Deadline: April 15th, 2018

Where Do I Learn More?
For more information about iCURE and to learn how to apply, please visit:
www.cancer.gov/about-nci/organization/crchd/diversity-training/icure

Prospective candidates are strongly encouraged to contact Dr. Alison Lin at iCURE@nih.gov.
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Colorectal Cancer Prevention Network Center for Colon Cancer Research Screening Program
Colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death for both men and women in the United States. Each year in South Carolina, 2,200 new people will be diagnosed with the disease and more than 800 will die from the disease. Statistics show the medically underserved has a higher incidence and lower survival rates from colorectal cancer diagnosis. In addition, African American and rural populations are at high-risk for developing colorectal cancer. This is felt strongly in South Carolina where more than 30% of the population is African American, of which, 40% live in rural areas.

Read more: http://cccr.sc.edu/outreach/cccr-screening-program

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NCI's Screen to Save Colorectal Cancer Screening Initiative coming to Kentucky

The University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center's Mindy Rogers, a community health educator, will collaborate with state and regional organizations and community stakeholders throughout Appalachian Kentucky to conduct culturally-tailored education and outreach using the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities (CRCHD) national Screen to Save (S2S) Colorectal Cancer Outreach and Screening Initiative.
Read more: https://uknow.uky.edu/uk-healthcare/ncis-screen-save-colorectal-cancer-screening-initiative-coming-kentucky
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Virginia Cooperative Extension works to increase colorectal cancer screening rates
Colorectal cancer screening has proven to save lives. Virginia Cooperative Extension has made the pledge to help increase colorectal cancer screening rates by supporting "80% by 2018" — an initiative to reduce colorectal cancer as a major public health problem. The program is being led by the American Cancer Society, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable (an organization co-founded by the ACS and CDC).

Read more: https://vtnews.vt.edu/articles/2016/05/051116-eightytwenty.html
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WV Program To Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening
The West Virginia Program to Increase Colorectal Cancer Screening (WV PICCS) is a CDC-funded program directed in West Virginia through Cancer Prevention and Control at WVU Cancer Institute. The purpose of WV PICCS is to increase colorectal cancer screening rates in persons aged 50-75 in partnering health care systems in West Virginia. In its first year, WV PICCS partnered with 16 primary care clinics to help increase their colorectal cancer screening rates. In its second year, the program has partnered with an additional 8 clinics. Read more: http://www.wvucancer.org/cancer-prevention-control/wv-program-to-increase-colorectal-cancer-screening/
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Waldo Screen to Save Initiative funded by Maine Cancer Foundation
This project will implement evidence-based intervention strategies to increase colorectal cancer screening rates among the rural communities served by Waldo County General Hospital (WCGH), its four affiliated healthcare centers and 19 primary care practices. WCGH’s Population Health Team of three Patient Care Coordinators will work proactively with primary care providers and staff to deliver colorectal cancer prevention education, FIT screening kits and other educational and screening resources to over 2000 patients per year, for each of the two project years.
Read more https://mainecancer.org/grants/waldo-screen-save
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Featured Partner: Jenna E. Schiffelbein, MPH, RD, LD, CHES

Jenna Schiffelbein, MPH, RD, LD, CHES is a true champion for the NH Comprehensive Cancer Collaboration. Jenna’s career has always included a wellness component, from the school environment to worksite wellness to healthy communities. This is true as well in her current role as the Community Health Educator for the Norris Cotton Cancer Center. Read more https://www.nhcancerplan.org/index.php/cancer-awarenss/301-featured-partner-jenna-e-schiffelbein-mph-rd-ld-ches
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