The Initiative to Eliminate Cancer Disparities (IECD) aims to support research on cancer disparities, particularly within disease-based programs. This section contains resources to further these goals and to support researchers and staff across DF/HCC. You will find more information about funding and fellowship opportunities, participation in seminar series, and mentorship within DF/HCC including opportunities to mentor students through our Continuing Umbrella of Research Experiences (CURE) program.

The IECD has also compiled materials to support clinical investigators and research staff in addressing barriers to access to clinical trials. These resources are included in the Clinical Research Support section of the DF/HCC website. Current resources include a sample minority recruitment and outreach plan.

Cancer Disparities News

  • October 19, 2017 – Cancer Disparities

    Lack of Trust Less of a Barrier to Clinical Trial Participation, According to Minority Populations; Other Factors Contribute to Low Participation Rates

  • August 24, 2017 – Cancer Disparities

    On August 8-10, 2017, the 35 students who participated in the program this year presented their final research projects during two afternoons of oral presentations and an afternoon electronic poster presentation session....

  • August 14, 2017 – Cancer Disparities

    Many GMaP members as well as Program Officers from NCI's Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities will be in attendance. We hope you are able to find each other's posters and do some great networking!