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NCI Events and Activities on Health Equity

NCI staff have published and presented commentaries, news, and updates about health equity and the NCI Equity and Inclusion Program. This page lists a selection of articles and presentations presented to the cancer community and the public.

Articles and Blog Posts

Eliminating Cancer Health Disparities Takes All of Us
June 14, 2021
Learn about the work to build equity and address cancer health disparities from these stories commemorating 50 years of the National Cancer Act, legislation that changed the landscape of cancer research and care for the better.

NCI statement on ending structural racism in biomedical research
March 2, 2021
Statement from the National Cancer Institute in support of the NIH UNITE initiative to end structural racism in biomedical research. NCI Director Dr. Norman Sharpless describes NCI’s equity and inclusion efforts.

Videos and Presentations

NCI Equity and Inclusion Program
4th Virtual Joint NCI Board of Scientific Advisors & National Cancer Advisory Board Meeting, June 14, 2021

Dr. Sharpless’s 2021 ASCO Annual Meeting Opening Plenary Remarks
ASCO 2021 Annual Meeting, June 5, 2021

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