Our Research: Equity in Discovery and Innovation
Some of Our Cancer Disparities Research Initiatives
Cancer Care Equity Program
This program places Dana-Farber at the forefront of efforts to reduce disparities in cancer outcomes for historically marginalized groups locally — and has become a national model for translating cancer equity research into interventions.
Initiative to Eliminate Cancer Disparities
This initiative connects our fellow Harvard institutions to advance our commitment to reducing cancer disparities in cancer prevention, outcomes, care, and survivorship.
Men of African Descent and Carcinoma of the Prostate Consortium
The MADCaP Consortium is collaborating on epidemiologic studies to address the high burden of prostate cancer among men of African ancestry.
Center for Cancer Equity and Engagement
This center works to ensure that the work and research of the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center reduces the cancer burden and inequity for all Massachusetts residents.
Bona Lab (Pediatric Oncology Health Equity Research)
The mission of this lab's research is to ensure that every child diagnosed with cancer has an equal chance of survival and optimal quality of life during and after treatment.
This study seeks to identify people with precursor conditions for multiple myeloma. African Americans are three times more likely than Caucasians to develop these conditions.