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U.S. National Institutes of Health
Last Updated: 08/09/10

Oncology Outreach

Oncology Outreach: (1) Plans, develops, administers and executes the Cancer Disparities Research Partnerships Program; (2) Coordinates the activities of the CDRP program with related programs within the NCI and NIH; (3) Serves as a focal point for extramural radiation oncology programs as it relates to cancer disparities research, infrastructure development and the strengthening of training and education in this research area; (4) Organizes workshops and conferences with appropriate collaborators on topics of interest to the extramural field, the NCI and the NIH; (5) Confers with the field of radiation oncology to explore new approaches and initiatives to enhance the field's participation in the national cancer effort; (6) Provides information, guidance and advice on the development of radiation oncology research collaborative arrangements/partnerships; (7) Provides information, guidance and advice on the integration and application of telemedicine/teleconferencing systems to facilitate research collaborations and partnerships; (8) Explore ways to create mechanisms to link radiation oncology scientists with their colleagues; (9) Promote and facilitate scientific interaction and the sharing of information between and among radiation oncologists.