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$17.4 million to tackle cancer in Chicago’s lower-income, minority neighborhoods

Friday, October 23, 2015

A new $17.4 million grant from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) will help three Chicago universities work together with many of the city’s underserved communities to foster meaningful cancer research, education, training and outreach. According to the Illinois Department of Public Health, Chicago communities that are low-income or predominantly African-American or Latino face cancer death rates up to double the national average.



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