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.
  • 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.
  • Breast Cancer and the Workforce
    Learn about studies that seek to learn more about how treatment for breast cancer affects patients’ employment, financial situation, and quality of life.
  • Immunotherapy Access Research Program
    We partner with other MSK services, external hospitals, universities and community organizations to better understand barriers to accessing this treatment, and to develop and test interventions that will improve access to cancer immunotherapy for those who would benefit from it.