Recommendations from a dialogue on evolving national cancer institute-designated comprehensive cancer center community outreach and engagement requirements: A path forward

Academic Article


  • While cancer mortality is declining in the United States, significant racial, ethnic, economic and geographic inequities persist. To help address inequities in cancer treatment, care, support and research, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) instituted the community outreach and engagement (COE) mandate for NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers (CCCs). The Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation designed a convening and listening session on COE with NCI leaders and staff gathering representatives from CCCs and the broader cancer community. This paper captures recommendations from the listening session for the NCI and CCCs to further evolve the implementation and impact of the COE mandate on cancer control and outcomes.
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  • Health Equity  Journal
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    Author List

  • Doykos PM; Chen MS; Watson K; Henderson V; Baskin ML; Downer S; Smith LA; Bhavaraju N; Dina S; Lathan CS
  • Start Page

  • 76
  • End Page

  • 83
  • Volume

  • 5
  • Issue

  • 1