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

  • November 15, 2022 – Cancer Disparities

    Positive mentoring relationships are critical for retaining students in the STEM pathway. Your mentorship can make an impactful difference in the lives of young disadvantaged and underrepresented scholars.

  • November 11, 2022 – Cancer Disparities

    Located in Boston and the surrounding communities, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute is a leader in life changing breakthroughs in cancer research and patient care. We are united in our mission of conquering cancer, HIV/AIDS...

  • November 01, 2022 – CURE

    This year, 14 students from several of the students training programs run through Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center’s Initiative to Eliminate Cancer Disparities (IECD), will present at the Annual Biomedical Research...