DCCPS supports a vast portfolio of health disparities and health equity research programs and projects that span the cancer control continuum. The research emphasis areas listed below focus on geographical areas and/or populations of special interest to the division to improve cancer care and achieve health equity.
Study Design and Methods Consideration
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Rural Cancer Control
Rural communities face disadvantages, which contribute to higher incidence and mortality rates for many cancers, and higher average mortality rates for all cancer sites combined.
Geographically Underserved Areas
Communities experiencing high or persistent poverty are at an increased risk of cancer caused by environmental, occupational, and recreational exposures, and lifestyle factors.
Native American Health
Native American populations are disproportionately affected by many cancers, with detection and diagnoses often occurring at later stages.