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BACKGROUND The Minority-Based Community Clinical Oncology Program (MBCCOP) was initiated in September 1990 to expand the National Cancer Institute's (NCI's) clinical trials network to minority populations. Institutions, organizations, and/or physician groups that had more than 50% of new cancer patients from minority groups were eligible to participate.(More)
The papers in presentation group 2 of Genetic Analysis Workshop 15 (GAW15) conducted association analyses of rheumatoid arthritis data. The analyses were carried out primarily in the data provided by the North American Rheumatoid Arthritis Consortium (NARAC). One group conducted analyses in the data provided by the Canadian Rheumatoid Arthritis Genetics(More)
BACKGROUND Many anticancer drugs are only available to Australian patients at a significant cost in the time preceding approval for government subsidy. Studies indicate that many oncologists find it difficult to discuss high-cost drugs (HCDs) with patients whom they believe are unable to afford treatment, thereby limiting treatment choices. We sought to(More)
The prevalence of type 2 diabetes is rapidly increasing. A strong rationale exists for identifying asymptomatic individuals who are at high risk or are likely to have diabetes. Screening programs may provide a conduit through which diabetes intervention may be targeted towards those who might benefit most. Diabetes screening could lessen disease burden in(More)
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