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


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