Program Goal

Working through general and cancer site-specific community partnerships, the Program for the Elimination of Cancer Disparities works to develop outreach and education, quality improvement and research, and training strategies that will foster healthy communities and environments less burdened by cancer disparities.

Outreach and Education 
  • Identify medically underserved parts of the community and related barriers to quality cancer care for these populations
  • Enhance community health and access to quality cancer care and health information
  • Evaluate program efforts to promote and bring education and prevention messages to the community
  • Develop a plan for long-term continuation of outreach and education

Quality Improvement and Research 
  • Conduct quality-improvement activities to assess and improve efforts to end cancer disparities
  • Promote appropriate patient participation in clinical studies at Siteman by gender, race and ethnicity
  • Engage community leadership to strengthen relevance, reach and direction of cancer disparities research
  • Use community-based participatory research approaches to understand and eliminate cancer disparities

  • Foster co-learning among community members and academic researchers to eliminate cancer disparities
  • Mentor junior faculty members and students in research methods and approaches to eliminate cancer disparities