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Founded in 1999 and formally launched in April 2000, AANCART has consistently been recognized as a national leader in cancer health disparities research. AANCART is the first and only organization to receive an NIH Leadership Award in Health Disparities from the Director of the National Center for Minority Health and Health Disparities (NCMHD) in December 2008. AANCART also received the NCI’s Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities (CRCHD) Award for the most publications of any national CNP in July 2009.
From inception through 11/30/09, AANCART colleagues produced 166 (84 since 4/05) peer-reviewed publications; secured $64.2 million in total grants ($42.7 million since 4/05); and conducted 1,051 outreach activities (751 since 4/05). All 22 of the CRCHD-funded pilot study leaders have completed their studies and presented or published their findings. Additionally, AANCART colleagues have been recognized at the local, state, and national levels for their contributions to the community and to cancer health disparities research.