THOMPSON STUDIES GROUP -- Geographic Management of Programs
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Geographic Management of Programs (GMaP)

To develop state-of-the-art regional networks dedicated to the support and management of cancer health disparities research, training and infrastructure. The GMaP initiative has provided funding to 4 community organizations across the western region to conduct colorectal cancer prevention and screening education to underrepresented populations. Additionally, a series of biospecimen collection/donation trainings have been conducted throughout GMaP Region 6 (AK, WA, OR, CA, ID, NV, MT, HI, American Samoa and Guam).  These trainings provide basic information about the biospcimen collection process and the importance of biospecimens in research.