Cancer Health Equity

About Cancer Health Equity

Cancer health disparities occur when people of different races, ethnicities, and population groups have higher rates of cancer diagnoses and cancer deaths than other groups.

Huntsman Cancer Institute is committed to reducing cancer health disparities in the Mountain West. Several programs help enhance our capacity in the these areas:

  • Disparities research
  • Community engagement
  • Recruitment and career development for underrepresented students, trainees, and investigators

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News & Announcements

Public Health Plays an Important Role in Cancer Prevention
Education
Apr 07, 2017

Public Health Plays an Important Role in Cancer Prevention

Huntsman Cancer Institute, public health, cancer prevention, health equity

April 3-9 is National Public Health Week, which celebrates a growing movement to create the healthiest nation we can. The public health system prevents diseases, including cancer. Public health officials look for patterns to understand why cancer and other diseases happen, teach people about healthy decisions, and create policies that make sure we live in healthy, safe communities.... Read More

HCI CEO and Director Serves as Panelist at White House Event
Education, Research, Clinical
Jan 01, 2017

HCI CEO and Director Serves as Panelist at White House Event

Huntsman Cancer Institute, cancer moonshot, health equity

Mary Beckerle, PhD, CEO and Director of Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah served as a panelist at an event organized by the White House Cancer Moonshot Task Force. The event, held on January 11, 2017, focused on addressing the cancer challenge in community oncology, including strategies for research, prevention, coverage, and quality of care. Beckerle participated in a discussion on addressing disparities in access to cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. ... Read More

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