Program for the Elimination of Cancer Disparities

The Program for the Elimination of Cancer Disparities (PECaD) of the Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center at Barnes-Jewish Hospital and Washington University School of Medicine is one of 23 Community Network Programs in the nation awarded funding in 2010 from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities. PECaD’s mission is to create a national model for eliminating local and regional disparities in cancer. To achieve this mission, the program goal is to work through general and cancer site-specific community partnerships to develop outreach/education, quality improvement and research, and training strategies that will foster healthy communities and environments less burdened by cancer disparities. Dr. Graham Colditz is the program director of PECaD. Several Division of Public Health Sciences faculty and staff members serve on PECaD’s Disparities Elimination Advisory Committee: Dr. Bettina Drake, Dr. Aimee James and Jennifer Tappenden.

Listen to interviews with division researchers and physicians who participated in PECaD’s outreach campaign with Clear Channel Radio.