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NJMS-UH Cancer Center
Minority- Based
Community
Clinical Oncology
Program
Minority-Based CCOP
• Increase the availability of state-of-the –art
cancer treatment and research to minority
individuals within their own community
• Proven track record for enrollment to NCIsponsored studies
• Joint efforts of several departments within
the NJ Medical School
2
Cancer Services at
University Hospital
• Approximately 22,000 patient encounters were
recorded for FY2009
• 2007 – 1132 newly diagnosed patients
– Younger and more advanced stage of disease
• 40% AJCC stage III/IV compared to 27%
nationwide
• Unusually high number of sarcoma, cervical,
hepatic and head/neck carcinomas
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Patient Population
Year
Total
Males % Females
%
Black % Hispanic White % Other %
%
2005
1135
563
(49.6)
572
(50.4)
351
(30.9)
265
(23.3)
429
(37.9)
90 (7.9)
2006
1252
658
(52.6)
594
(47.4)
392
(31.3)
307
(24.5)
307
(24.5)
76 (6.1)
2007
1132
589
(52.1)
541
(47.9)
394
(34.8)
261
(23.1)
359
(31.7)
118
(10.4)
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Subject Recruitment
5
Efforts to Address Barriers
• Hiring bilingual staff
• IMPACT NJ to develop a patient/family
educational video
• Patient Navigator Program
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Future Directions
• Hire staff
• Open treatment and cancer prevention
trials
• Website
• Develop additional recruitment strategies
• Partner with community organizations
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Team Members
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Medical Director
– Robert Wieder, MD, PhD
Program Manager
– Tracie Saunders, RN, MS
Research Coordinator
– Yasmeen Barber, BA
•
Regulatory Coordinator
– Karen Jackson, CIP
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•
Data Manager
Research Nurse
Program Assistant
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Through Oncology
Research HOPE is
becoming a REALITY
Cancer Research Office
973-972-7789