The role of the special populations networks program in eliminating cancer health disparities†
Version of Record online: 23 AUG 2006
Published 2006 by the American Cancer Society
Supplement: The Special Populations Networks: Achievements and Lessons Learned 2000–2005
Volume 107, Issue Supplement 8, pages 1933–1935, 15 October 2006
How to Cite
Freeman, H. P. and Vydelingum, N. A. (2006), The role of the special populations networks program in eliminating cancer health disparities. Cancer, 107: 1933–1935. doi: 10.1002/cncr.22162
This article is a US Government work and, as such, is in the public domain in the United States of America.
- Issue online: 3 OCT 2006
- Version of Record online: 23 AUG 2006
- Manuscript Accepted: 24 MAY 2006
- Manuscript Received: 5 APR 2006
During the past decade, the National Cancer Institute has made significant progress in bringing to and addressing the health and other issues related to poor and medically underserved populations, racial and ethnic minorities, and residents of rural areas. A key to the institute's achievements was the development of the Special Populations Networks (SPN) program which from 2000–2005, established a deeper involvement in reducing cancer disparities than had been previously undertaken by increasing cancer awareness and creating opportunities for conducting community-based research.