IN THE NEWS: Tackling racial disparities through novel approaches to engage communities in research

From The Cancer Letter

An essay by Hayley S. Thompson, Ph.D., associate center director, Community Outreach and Engagement, Karmanos Cancer Institute, was recently featured in The Cancer Letter.

“Our nation’s NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers are charged with developing and leading cutting-edge research to reduce the nation’s cancer burden.

Our research is especially needed to address racial and ethnic disparities in cancer care and outcomes. Such disparities are persistent, intractable and often driven by the systemic legal, economic, educational and social barriers to health and well-being that marginalized groups have faced for decades.”

Read the full article here.