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 22, 2019 – Cancer Disparities

    The training of students within these three programs is made possible, thanks to the zealous efforts of the mentors. In fact, on November 5 of this year, a Mentor Reception and Recruitment Reception will be held at...

  • October 18, 2019 – Cancer Disparities

    How does swapping a vape for a cigarette play out in the long term? One study found that some vapers still experience a handful of long-term health complications, including coronary artery disease, heart attack, and...

  • October 16, 2019 – Cancer Disparities

    If you’ve hosted a student before, or have yet to give it a shot, we need your help! In 2020, we will be bringing over 100 talented, passionate, Boston area students to do research in our cancer center and we need 12% of...