Steven T. Rosen, MD, FACP, director of the Robert H. Lurie Cancer Center
of Northwestern University, announced that the Center has received a 4-year
grant in the amount of $4.27 million from the US Army Medical Research
and Materiel Command for a project entitled, "Increasing Access to
Modern Multidisciplinary Breast Cancer Care."
The principal investigator of the project is Monica Morrow, MD, director
of the Lurie Cancer Center's Clinical Breast Cancer Research Program; associate
professor, Department of Surgery, Northwestern University Medical School;
and director of the Lynn Sage Comprehensive Breast Center at Northwestern
The award provides funds for eight research projects that focus on access
to breast cancer care by minority women; education of minority women and
nonphysician providers who have contact with the medically underserved;
dietary intervention to reduce cancer risk; methods to increase minority
participation in clinical trials; and the cost-effectiveness of new technologies.
The Robert H. Lurie Cancer Center of Northwestern University, a National
Cancer Institute-designated clinical cancer center, is the focus of cancer
research, education, and patient care at Northwestern University. The Lurie
Cancer Center coordinates clinical research and cancer patient care programs
at the teaching affiliates of the Northwestern University Medical School
and, through the Northwestern Healthcare Network, is associated with the
cancer programs at nine hospitals in the Chicago area.