Minority Participation

The MDA Anderson CCOP Research Base Minority Participation Committee

The MDA Anderson CCOP Research Base Minority Participation Committee originated in the 2006 competing renewal grant as there has been a lack of systematic attention to the area of minority participation. The scope of the committee is to explore opportunities in cultural competency and the inclusion of minority patients, not only for the research base, but for clinical research in general. Participants on the committee are from the community, from the NCI and from MDA Anderson. The committee meets quarterly and findings are dispersed to all sites. If you are interested in participating on the committee, please contact the research base at 713-563-0276, or e-mail mdaccop@mdanderson.org.

Minority Participation Committee Webinar November 17, 2011 at 1:00 (Central Standard Time)

Our featured guest speaker is Mindy Whisnant, Clinical Research Associate, Certified Clinical Research Professional Symptom Management/Cancer Control Studies of Central Illinois CCOP, and member of the Minority Participation Committee, MD Anderson Cancer Center CCOP Research Base.

As a clinical research associate, Mindy Whisnant was a guest speaker at the National Cancer Institute CCOP/MBCCOP and Research Base Meeting and led discussions regarding cancer control accruals.  She received certification in ENACCT (Enhancing Recruitment and Retention of Diverse Populations in Cancer Clinical Trials).  In addition to her experience she maintains several certifications associated with SWOG, SoCRA, and Wake Forest University.

The title of the presentation, "Why are we runnin'? A better approach to planning for higher accruals," will include topics on strategies for making the most of your cancer control studies and planning for accruals.  Mindy Whisnant will discuss accrual issues she has experienced in the field and will present possible solutions that have been explored while trying to increase accrual of minority patients to clinical trials.

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Continental U.S.: 1-877-226-9790
International calls: 1-636-651-3172
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If you have any difficulty connecting, please call the research base directly at 713-563-0276 for assistance. On the MD Anderson campus, we will be meeting in FC10.2031.

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