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Increasing the pool of academically oriented African-American medical and surgical oncologists

dc.contributor.authorNewman, Lisa A.en_US
dc.contributor.authorPollock, Raphael E.en_US
dc.contributor.authorJohnson-Thompson, Marian C.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2006-04-19T13:31:18Z
dc.date.available2006-04-19T13:31:18Z
dc.date.issued2003-01-01en_US
dc.identifier.citationNewman, Lisa A.; Pollock, Raphael E.; Johnson-Thompson, Marian C. (2003)."Increasing the pool of academically oriented African-American medical and surgical oncologists This article is a US Government work and, as such, is in the public domain in the United States of America. Dr. Melissa Bondy was Guest Editor for this article. The following individuals participated in Breakout Session III: Increasing the Pool of Academically Oriented African-American Medical and Surgical Oncologists, moderated by Marian Johnson-Thompson, Ph.D.: John Arradondo, M.D., Ph.D. (Meharry Medical College, Nashville, TN); Neil Clendennin, M.D., Ph.D. (Agouron Pharmaceuticals, Inc., La Jolla, CA); Zilla Eisensten, Ph.D. (Ithaca College, Ithaca, NY); Lemuel Evans, Ph.D. (Health Research Consultant, Las Vegas, NV); Marian Johnson-Thompson, Ph.D. (National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Institutes of Health, Research Triangle Park, NC); Lisa Newman, M.D. (Alexander J. Walt Comprehensive Breast Center, Wayne State University and Karmanos Cancer Center, Detroit, MI); Raphael Pollock, M.D., Ph.D. (University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX); Richard Thorp (Medical Informatics, Centreville, MD); Estelle Cooke-Sampson, M.D. (Howard University Hospital, Washington, DC); Sandral Hullett, M.D., M.P.H. (Family Healthcare of Alabama, Eutaw, AL); and Lovell Jones, Ph.D. (University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX). ." Cancer 97(S1): 329-334. <http://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/34372>en_US
dc.identifier.issn0008-543Xen_US
dc.identifier.issn1097-0142en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/2027.42/34372
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?cmd=retrieve&db=pubmed&list_uids=12491497&dopt=citationen_US
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND In the United States, breast cancer mortality rates are significantly higher among African-American women than among women of other ethnic backgrounds. Research efforts to evaluate the socioeconomic, environmental, biologic, and genetic mechanisms explaining this disparity are needed. METHODS Data regarding patterns in the ethnic distribution of physicians and oncologists were accumulated from a review of the literature and by contacting cancer-oriented professional societies. This information was evaluated by participants in a national meeting, “Summit Meeting Evaluating Research on Breast Cancer in African American Women.” Results of the data collection and the conference discussion are summarized. RESULTS Ethnic minority specialists are underrepresented in academic medicine in general, and in the field of oncology in particular. This fact is unfortunate because ethnic minority students are more likely to express a commitment to providing care to medically underserved communities and, thus, they need to be better represented in these professions. Correcting these patterns of underrepresentation may favorably influence the design and implementation of culturally and ethnically sensitive research. CONCLUSIONS Efforts to improve the ethnic diversity of oncology specialists should begin at the level of recruiting an ethnically diverse premed and medical student population. These recruitment efforts should place an emphasis on the value of mentoring. Cancer 2003;97(1 Suppl):329–34. Published 2003 by the American Cancer Society. DOI 10.1002/cncr.11027en_US
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dc.publisherWiley Subscription Services, Inc., A Wiley Companyen_US
dc.subject.otherLife and Medical Sciencesen_US
dc.subject.otherCancer Research, Oncology and Pathologyen_US
dc.titleIncreasing the pool of academically oriented African-American medical and surgical oncologistsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.rights.robotsIndexNoFollowen_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevelOncology and Hematologyen_US
dc.subject.hlbsecondlevelPublic Healthen_US
dc.subject.hlbtoplevelHealth Sciencesen_US
dc.description.peerreviewedPeer Revieweden_US
dc.contributor.affiliationumDepartment of Surgery, University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan ; Fax: (734) 936-8771 ; Department of Surgery, University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, 3308 East Medical Center Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0932en_US
dc.contributor.affiliationotherDepartment of Surgery, University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texasen_US
dc.contributor.affiliationotherEducation and Biomedical Research Development, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Research Triangle Park, North Carolinaen_US
dc.identifier.pmid12491497en_US
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dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.1002/cncr.11027en_US
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