CRCHD Mission

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Man and Woman Embracing

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) established the Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities (CRCHD) in 2001 to help reduce the unequal burden of cancer in our society.

To reduce cancer health disparities, CRCHD:

  • Strengthens the NCI cancer research portfolio in basic, clinical, translational, and population-based research to address cancer health disparities through collaborations with NCI Divisions, Offices, and Centers.
  • Advises on strategic priorities, program direction, and scientific policy to strengthen cancer disparities research, diversity training, women’s health, and sexual and gender minority opportunities.
  • Leads NCI’s efforts in workforce diversity through the training of students and investigators from diverse backgrounds.
  • Updated: March 31, 2017