PECaD Summer Students 2016

PECaD welcomes our 2016 summer students to the team! Bola Adeniran is a 2nd year master of public health student at Washington University in St. Louis. Bola is specializing in policy and believes it is the driving force of change for all people regardless of ethnicity, race, gender, age, and socioeconomic status. She understands change […]

Overview of 2016 Smart Health Events

PECaD recently held two of its annual community events, Smart Health: A Cancer Prevention Community Education Day. On May 28, we hosted the 3rd community education day in St. Louis at the William L. Clay Early Childhood Development and Parenting Education Center (on the campus of Harris-Stowe State University). On June 4, PECaD partnered with […]

PECaD Faculty Member Highlight – Bettina Drake

Bettina Drake, PhD, MPH, has been promoted to associate professor of surgery in the Division of Public Health Sciences. Dr. Drake, who joined the faculty in 2009, is a cancer epidemiologist at the School of Medicine and Siteman Cancer Center. Her research interests are in reducing cancer disparities by focusing on cancer-prevention strategies and utilizing […]

PECaD Community Research Fellows Training Program Alums Receive Funds for Pilot Project

Four Community Research Fellows Cohort III Alumni, Angela McCall, Chavelle Patterson, Gloria Sterling-McGill, and Cassandra Hayes, have been awarded a $1,000 grant from The GrassROOTS Community Foundation to conduct community-based participatory research among unemployed African-American women in St. Louis. Their project, Unemployment and Mental Health Literacy among African-American Mothers in St. Louis County, will research […]

Research focuses on American Indian Breast Cancer Risk Reduction

The Kathryn M. Buder Center for American Indian Studies is teaming up with PECaD to address cancer disparities in the American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) population. In the St. Louis region, there are roughly 11,968 American Indians and 181 Alaska Natives, but no resources specifically serving AI/AN women.  Among these women, breast cancer is the […]

Smart Health Cancer Community Education Day 2016

The Program for the Elimination of Cancer Disparities (PECaD) at Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and Siteman Cancer Center will host its 4th “Smart Health: Cancer Community Education Day” on Saturday, May 28, 2016 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Harris Stowe State University (Minority Serving Institution in the city of St. Louis). […]

Fresh Faces in Updated PECaD Marketing Campaign

The Program for the Elimination of Cancer Disparities (PECaD) is excited to announce and present new community member faces and stories as part of diversifying our marketing campaign. In November 2015, we announced we were working on adding active PECaD members into our community outreach campaign by highlighting individuals who are passionate about reducing cancer […]

PECaD Faculty Member Highlight – Aimee James

PECaD congratulates Aimee James, PhD, MPH, on receiving a 3-year, $1.14 million grant from the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities. The grant, Understanding and addressing cost-related nonadherence to medication: A mixed method multi-phase study, will build off of previous work that found low-income patients used several strategies to cope with high medical costs […]

African-American Tobacco Use and Oral Cancer

Written by Hardy Ware and Linda Joiner Smoking remains the number one cause of preventable death, costing the United States billions of dollars each year. Oral or pharyngeal cancer will be diagnosed in an estimated 35,000 Americans this year, and will cause approximately 7,500 deaths. On average, 60 percent of those with the disease will […]

Cancer Prevention Presentation February 2016

Bettina Drake, PhD, MPH, associate professor of surgery at Washington University School of Medicine’s Division of Public Health Sciences, will be presenting at the St. Louis Public Library Schlafly Branch on Feb. 17, 2016 from 6 -7:30 p.m. Her presentation, Combatting Cancer, is part of the Schlafly Lecture Series. Dr. Drake will discuss cancer prevention […]

PECaD Faculty Member Highlight – Melody Goodman

Melody Goodman, PhD, assistant professor of surgery at Washington University School of Medicine’s Division of Public Health Sciences, has been appointed to the St. Louis City Board of Health. In this role, Dr. Goodman will help advise the Commissioner of Health on public health issues facing St. Louis City. Dr. Goodman was appointed in November […]

PCCP attends 100 Black Men Prostate Cancer Walk and Community Health Day

PCCP and community members, from left: Dr. Leon Ashford, Dr. Bettina Drake, Danielle Rancillo, Elmer Vital, Dr. Arnold Bullock, Dr. Keon Gilbert & Dewey Helms. The Prostate Cancer Community Partnership (PCCP) partnered with Siteman Cancer Center to provide free PSA testing and prostate cancer education at the annual 100 Black Men Prostate Cancer Walk and […]

The Program for the Elimination of Cancer Disparities Celebrates 10 Years

2015 marked 10 years for The Program for the Elimination of Cancer Disparities (PECaD). PECaD, a National Cancer Institute funded program, works to eliminate cancer disparities through cancer prevention and treatment. To celebrate 10 years of accomplishment and collaboration in the community, PECaD hosted an evening of achievement on Sept. 15, 2015, presenting updates, overviews […]

Cancer Prevention Marketing Campaign News and Updates

Our longstanding tradition of placing cancer prevention education ads in The St. Louis American newspaper continued in 2015. Through this outreach platform, PECaD is able to impact nearly 254,000 readers throughout the St. Louis Metro Area each week. The latest 10-month campaign featured people involved with PECaD (academic faculty, staff and community members) sharing stories […]