NCI Equity and Inclusion Program
NCI is committed to ending structural racism in biomedical research and supports the National Institutes of Health’s UNITE initiative. Equity and inclusion are not issues we address in isolation—they cut across everything NCI does and are integral to how the institute operates.
Tremendous progress has been made against cancer thanks to decades of investment in cancer research. However, certain groups still bear a disproportionate burden of cancer compared with others. We cannot make the progress needed to end cancer as we know it if segments of the population are not included.
Learn about the NCI Equity and Inclusion Program's (EIP) goals, why we’ve launched the program, how we'll accomplish these goals, and track our progress.
The NCI Equity and Inclusion Program is overseen and supported by the NCI Equity Council (NEC) and five working groups. Members consist of a diverse group of employees from across the institute, with different roles and responsibilities, experiences, and points of view.
Requests for information (RFIs) on health equity and funding opportunity announcements (FOAs) in cancer disparities research will be added to this page as they become available.
Find articles and presentations on diversity, equity, and inclusion.