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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.