HOME >> MEDICINE >> NEWS
The CIS of New York receives grant to increase minority access to cancer information on the Web

NEW YORK, November 28, 2000 -- The Cancer Information Service (CIS) of New York, which is based at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, was recently awarded one of four grants totaling $932,000 from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to improve awareness of and access to Internet-based cancer information in minority communities throughout the country. The CIS of New York will use the grant to implement the Bridging the Digital Divide Project: Your Access to Cancer Information in the Harlem community.

"What is really exciting about this project is that it brings together a host of new community partners to provide cancer information through the Internet. Together, we hope to address the problem called the Digital Divide," said Rosemarie Slevin Perocchia, Director of the Cancer Information Service of New York.

The Digital Divide -- the gap between those who have and those who do not have access to computer technology and the information provided through the Internet -- is considered a significant and growing problem worldwide, especially in the field of health-care.

Research shows that, while knowledge is not a guarantee of good health behavior, it contributes to good health-care decisions and behavior. According to the NCI, at least 50 million Americans -- about 20 percent of the country -- are faced with one or more barriers that prevent them from accessing cancer information on the Internet. These barriers include access to computers, education and literacy.

The Bridging the Digital Divide Project is a unique partnership, which will combine the CIS's expertise on cancer information resources with a diverse group of Harlem community organizations who offer Internet access to residents. The project will provide local residents with instruction on how to utilize on-line resources to learn more about cancer. The community organizations, chosen both because of their commitment to serve the Harlem community and their current compu
'"/>

Contact: Kate Monroe
monroek@mskcc.org
212-639-3573
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
27-Nov-2000


Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. UIC professor receives international humanitarian award
2. Mailman School of Public Health receives Manhattan Tobacco Cessation Center grant
3. Epidemiologist Trichopoulos receives $5.8 million Department of Defense Innovator Award
4. GlaxoSmithKline receives unanimous favorable recommendation by FDA Advisory Committee for Boostrix
5. NYU Child Study Center receives grant from the American Red Cross September 11 recovery program
6. Northwestern Memorial Hospital receives $10 million commitment to support preeminent heart program
7. American Academy of Neurology program receives Grassroots Award
8. Orqis receives FDA approval to expand clinical trial of Cancion CRS therapy to 40 centers
9. Mayo Clinic Cancer Center receives SPORE grant for brain cancer research from NCI
10. Pfizers antifungal medicine VFEND receives FDA approval
11. Shire receives US FDA approval of EQUETRO (TM) for bipolar disorder

Post Your Comments:
(Date:12/22/2014)... (HealthDay News) -- U.S. and state health officials are ... has killed at least four people and sickened 28 ... any commercially produced, prepackaged caramel apples until more information ... Prevention said in a news release. As of ... infected with the outbreak strains of the bacteria ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... (PRWEB) December 22, 2014 Explorys, the ... additions to its leadership team: Greg Yarrington as Vice ... Engineering, and Patrick Wells as Vice President of Solutions. ... add 80 new jobs in 2015 to support client ... of its platform-as-a-service offerings, and growth of its partner ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... 22, 2014 Pasadena sleep apnea ... for sleep apnea. Drowsy drivers are 15 times more ... are well-rested, and some experts believe that sleep-deprived drivers ... intoxicated drivers. Unfortunately, millions of Americans may be sleep-deprived ... of Sleep Medicine, about 18 million Americans have sleep ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... 2014 Christmas is days away, and last ... and easy solution that will please: the Sublime Gift ... from from $25 up to $350," says Kathy Heshelow, founder ... and a wide array of skin care products and Skin ... expiration dates. , Gift delivery past shipping deadlines, or ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... At the annual National ... in San Antonio, esteemed experts and thought leaders ... stand in the way of successful organizational performance: ... premier faculty development opportunity is made possible through ... is to assist nurse educators to advance to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:CDC Warns of Listeria Danger From Caramel Apples 2Health News:Explorys Continues to Experience Rapid Growth, Adds Three Healthcare IT Executives to Its Leadership Team 2Health News:Explorys Continues to Experience Rapid Growth, Adds Three Healthcare IT Executives to Its Leadership Team 3Health News:Pasadena Dentist, Dr. Marine Martirosyan, Now Offers Consultations for Sleep Apnea 2Health News:2015 NLN Leadership Conference February 5-7 San Antonio 2Health News:2015 NLN Leadership Conference February 5-7 San Antonio 3
(Date:12/22/2014)... --  TRU-D SmartUVC LLC, producers of the first ... that the General Services Administration has awarded the company ... This newly formed agreement will allow TRU-D SmartUVC ... including Department of Veteran Affairs and Department of Defense ... solutions for the Ebola effort in West ...
(Date:12/22/2014)... Cyberonics, Inc. (NASDAQ: CYBX ), a ... of epilepsy, today announced it will participate in the 33 ... 14, 2015, in San Francisco . ... Officer, will speak at 11:00 AM Pacific Time.  A live ... on the Investor Relations link on the Cyberonics home page ...
(Date:12/22/2014)...  Mark Farrah Associates (MFA), www.markfarrah.com , ... the 2015 marketplace exchange projections and insights about ... According to a recent ASPE (Office of the ... Health and Human Services) report, an estimated 6.7 ... through the Marketplace as of October 2014 and ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:TRU-D SmartUVC LLC Awarded General Services Administration Contract to Expand Government Customer Base 2Insights into the Marketplace and Individual Market Growth 2
Cached News: