In 2009, the National Cancer Institute launched the Geographic Management Program (GMaP), which groups disparities in cancer research and outreach efforts by geographic regions. Region five includes 19 cancer research centers in Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, and Pennsylvania, including Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Cancer 101, based at Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, is an evidence-based education curriculum to address cancer research disparities in region five of GMaP. This program creates targeted community education programs to enhance clinical trial enrollment in specific populations.
At Memorial Sloan Kettering, we are adapting the curriculum to educate Chinese-speaking patients about the role of biospecimens in cancer research. Based on input from two community focus groups, we aim to educate additional populations throughout region five about the use of biospecimens in cancer research.
For more information about Cancer 101, please contact Nicole Roberts at firstname.lastname@example.org.