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Grants to Conquer the ‘Digital Divide’

Grants to Conquer the ‘Digital Divide’

BETHESDA, Md—The National Cancer Institute has given four awards totaling $932,000 to four existing NCI contractors to develop research to understand, and pilot programs to breach, the “Digital Divide” that prevents many members of minorities from accessing cancer information on the Internet.

The four awards went to contractors who operate regional information centers for NCI’s Cancer Information Service (CIS). They will cover 1 year, with the possibility of a 6-month extension.

The awardees are the CIS New York State (Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center); CIS North Central and Mid-West Regions (University of Wisconsin, Madison, and Karmanos Cancer Center, Detroit); CIS New England Region (Yale Cancer Center); and CIS Mid-South Region (Markey Cancer Cener, Kentucky, and the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center).

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