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 Memorial Hospital.
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.