Partnership for the Advancement of Cancer Research Project

Objectives of the Partnership for the Advancement of Cancer Research Project

Research investigators at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC) and New Mexico State University (NMSU) have established the following objectives for this partnership:

Objective One:
We will increase the capacity of NMSU to conduct competitive research. This will be done through a collection of three basic science pilot projects and one basic science full project.

Objective Two:
We will create a long-standing partnership in cancer research training and education. Our full undergraduate project proposal builds on a successful internship program between NMSU and FHCRC. Our graduate pilot project paves the way to reciprocal training of graduate students.

Objective Three:
Finally, an outreach proposal seeks to evaluate a way to bring public health intervention to communities suffering from cancer health disparities. The outreach proposal will test the efficacy of the promotora approach in fostering cervical cancer screening behavior change.

Mutual benefits will accrue to both institutions through this partnership.  NMSU has a majority of minority and underrepresented students while the FHCRC has the expertise and experience to recruit and train students in cancer research.  A major benefit of this grant will be to establish an infrastructure whereby underrepresented students have opportunities and resources to become cancer researchers.  The FHCRC is deeply committed to increasing the number of minority and underrepresented group members involved in cancer research.  Collaboration with scientists at NMSU also provides opportunities for new types of research that are of interest to FHCRC scientists.  A list of all the projects supported by this collaboration can be found here.

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