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

  • April 09, 2024 – Cancer Disparities

    April is National Minority Health Month (NMHM) and in addition, the third week in April has been designated as National Minority Cancer Awareness.

  • March 19, 2024 – Cancer Disparities

    Applications are now open for pilot and full research project proposals that address cancer disparities and cancer science.

  • December 11, 2023 – Cancer Disparities

    Recently 13 students from the DF/HCC CURE Program presented their summer research projects at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minoritized Students (ABRCMS) in Phoenix, Arizona from Nov 15-18.