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Cancer Disparities

The Initiative to Eliminate Cancer Disparities (IECD) connects across all seven DF/HCC member institutions to advance DF/HCC’s commitment to reducing cancer disparities. The IECD has many facets, but one primary goal — to eliminate racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic disparities in cancer prevention, outcomes, and care.

Faculty across DF/HCC Research Programs are conducting original research projects aimed at understanding and devising solutions to disparities in cancer outcomes. These projects address issues of access to care, access to clinical trials, information about screening and preventive behaviors, smoking cessation, and genetics, all of which are believed to play a role in the excess cancer-related mortality in minorities and other underserved populations.