Community Partnership Program funds 10 new cancer research projects across the state

OHSU researchers brought in $389 million in extramural funding in fiscal year 2016. But OHSU also funds projects across Oregon through mechanisms like the Knight Cancer Institute’s  Community Partnership Program.

The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute has announced grant funding for ten projects around the state that target communities’ cancer-related needs — from prevention through survivorship. These grants provide funding and resources to help develop programs and guide projects toward evidence-based practices and evaluation measures. The program also offers opportunities for networking and collaborating with OHSU faculty.

To date, Community Partnership Program grants have funded 52 projects in 33 of Oregon’s 36 counties, with 89 percent of projects targeting rural communities. The program has funded a variety of projects, including expanding cancer screenings, prevention through healthy behaviors, and survivorship support.

Read the OHSU release.

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