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Initiative to Eliminate Cancer Disparities

The Initiative to Eliminate Cancer Disparities (IECD) has many facets, but one primary goal to eliminate racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic disparities in cancer care and prevention. Our faculty conducts original research to understand the causes of cancer disparities and to devise solutions. We also facilitate the access of underserved populations to state-of-the-art clinical trials and the delivery of culturally competent care. Our activities permeate programs across all seven DF/HCC member institutions, providing an unparalleled opportunity to reduce disparities in cancer care.

To move the field, we emphasize five key areas: