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American Cancer Society awards new research and training grants
Date:4/8/2013

e cervical cancer. Self-screening can overcome cost and psychosocial barriers to screening. Dr. Penaranda will conduct a clinical trial to assess attitudes of Hispanic women toward self-screening for the virus.

Additionally, four institutions were awarded master's training grants in clinical oncology social work. These grants support programs in qualifying institutions that train clinical oncology social workers to provide psychosocial services to persons with cancer and their families. The training stipends, awarded to two students at each institution, will introduce social workers to the special needs of cancer patients and their families, and prepare the students for direct clinical practice. The recipients of institutional training grants in 2013 are:

  • Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY
  • Children's Healthcare of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA
  • Washington University, St. Louis, MO
  • Beth Israel Medical Center, New York, NY

The Council also approved 71 research applications for funding totaling $37,074,750 that could not be funded due to budgetary constraints. These "pay-if" grants represent work that passed the Society's multi-disciplinary review process and are beyond the Society's current funding resources, so are available for funding by individual donors who wish to fund research that would not otherwise be funded. In 2012, 10 million donor dollars were donated to fund 32 "pay-if" grants.


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Contact: David Sampson
david.sampson@cancer.org
American Cancer Society
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