Increasing Diversity in Cancer Research

Increasing Diversity in Cancer Research

Minorities are vastly underrepresented in cancer research. Memorial Sloan Kettering’s Immigrant Health and Cancer Disparities Service is working to increase the participation of minorities in cancer observational studies and clinical trials.

Our efforts include community and patient education and outreach; patient-centered support to facilitate recruitment and retention in clinical trials; and outreach to healthcare providers.

Learn more about our programs.

  • Language Initiatives

    Language Initiatives helps cancer clinical trial investigators enhance recruitment and management of patients with limited English proficiency.

  • Promoting Immigrant Minority Equity in Cancer Research

    We aim to increase enrollment of minorities in cancer observational studies and clinical research.

  • Cancer 101

    This project creates targeted patient education materials to address cultural beliefs about cancer clinical trials and biospecimens collection.

  • Partnership for Cancer Research

    Our City College of New York/Memorial Sloan Kettering partnership is aimed at understanding cancer treatment disparities and their impact on minority and socioeconomically disadvantaged populations.