IN THE NEWS: Metro Detroit man shares his journey from cancer survivor to advocate for African Americans


Jim Scott, bladder and prostate cancer survivor and member of the Black Men’s Cancer Action Council through Karmanos’ Office of Cancer Health Equity and Community Engagement (OCHECE), along with Hayley Thompson, Ph.D., OCHECE faculty supervisor, associate center director for Community Outreach and Engagement at Karmanos, and professor of oncology at Wayne State University School of Medicine, talked to WXYZ’s Ameera David about a recent study that Dr. Thompson co-authored: “Association between major discrimination and deficit accumulation in African American cancer survivors: The Detroit Research on Cancer Survivors Study.” This study was published in Cancer, a peer-reviewed journal of the American Cancer Society. Scott detailed the racism he has faced and how it has inspired him to fight for African Americans who face the disease.

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Jim Scott, cancer survivor

Hayley Thompson, Ph.D.