|Awarded On||May 19, 2021|
|Title||HSC Scholars in Cancer Research|
|Award Mechanism||Research Training|
|Institution/Organization||University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth|
|Principal Investigator/Program Director||Jamboor Vishwanatha|
|Cancer Sites||All Sites|
Cancer prevalence is high in the American population. It is estimated that 1.8 million new cases and 0.6 million deaths occur in 2020. Approximately 8 million male and 9 million female cancer survivors are in the United States and these numbers are expected to increase over the years. Currently, there is a high demand for oncology professionals due to the limited numbers entering the workforce. Cancer affects disproportionately for certain races and ethnicities resulting a disparity in diagnosis and outcomes in these populations. Training underrepresented (URM) minorities to enter biomedical/clinical workforce can better address this issue. The proposed ‘HSC Scholars in cancer Research’ prog...