Special Interest Groups
Concept DevelopmentLeader: Chanita Hughes HalbertCo-Lead: Evan Graboyes
Older Adult ResearchLeader: William TewResearch Implementation (Education/Training/Mentorship)Leader: Victoria Bae-JumpVictoria Bae-JumpCo-Lead: Mylin Torres
Rural ResearchLead: Shearwood McClellandCo-Leader: Na Tosha Gatson
The NRG NCORP Health Disparities Research (HDR) Committee has transformed from a core educational NRG Oncology committee into a protocol generating committee to develop interventional concepts, and to integrate secondary endpoints in NCORP trials and NRG Oncology treatment trials, all focused on health disparities research and improving cancer care and outcomes for underserved populations. HDR will have the ability to develop concepts and, most importantly, to work in close collaboration with NRG NCORP CPCR and CCDR to co-develop protocols as appropriate. The HDR is a shared committee between NRG NCORP and NRG Oncology NCTN (with co-funding). HDR will continue to build on the significant legacy and ongoing work to focus on the following areas:
The overarching goal of NRG HDR is to understand and address health disparities in an effort to reduce the unequal burden of cancer in the United States (U.S.). Biospecimen collection embedded in these trials will assist in generating new knowledge of genetic and molecular biomarkers associated with disparities. The HDR Committee is comprised of multidisciplinary scientists with expertise in each of the focus areas as well as behavioral health, symptom management, community engagement, and social determinants of health.
The Health Disparities Committee can leverage NRG andNCORP networks to elevate and nurture passion for cancer equity, ensuring thatNRG Oncology trials prioritize health and cancer outcomes for all patients, families and communities.
Health Equity Fellowship Program
Health Equity Awardees (February 2023)
Health Equity New Investigator Mentor Program for Underrepresented Minority (URM) Scholars Awardees (September 2021)
Resources that have been recommended by members of the NRG Oncology Health Disparities Committee are available by clicking here (login required).
Symposium: "Social Determinants of Cancer Care ~ Lessons Learned and Future Directions" hosted by the NRG Oncology Health Disparities Committee -Research Implementation Special Interest Group. Click here to register.
NRG Oncology Announces Leadership of New Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee, New Vice Chair for Ancillary Projects Committee
Introductory Message from Jennifer Wenzel, PhD, MS, RN, Chair, NRG Health Disparity Committee presented during the NRG Oncology Winter 2021 meeting. Click here to view.
Cultural Competence Workshops (login required)
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