Community Outreach & Engagement
Our goal is to reduce cancer incidence and mortality, particularly among underserved communities.
The members of the MCW Cancer Center do this by measuring and understanding our area’s cancer burdens, disparities and contributing factors and use this information to promote clinical, research and policy initiatives.
Our nationally renowned researchers foster and sustain authentic community and healthcare partnerships to extend our reach, drive decisions and assure that clinical, research and policy initiatives are truly what our communities want and need.
Associate Director Dr. Melinda Stolley and MCWCC community partner Phyllis Holder discuss reducing cancer disparities among low-income and minority populations in Modern Healthcare.
Cancer Center collaborates with MPS students to use art, creativity to address cancer prevention and health disparities.
Cancer Center health geographer paints a striking picture of cancer disparities in Wisconsin.
Featured Project: Understanding Cancer Disparities in Milwaukee’s African American Community.
Funded by a Racial Equity and Inclusion Grant from the Greater Milwaukee Foundation, MCW Cancer Center researchers Melinda Stolley and Staci Young collected qualitative data from over 80 African American men and women to uncover the unique issues and day-to-day challenges contributing to cancer disparities in Milwaukee’s African American communities.
These results were disseminated at a Town Hall meeting, where together, community members and researchers reviewed the data and collaborated on next steps and possible interventions. The next phase of this project is underway, funded by a pilot grant from the MCW Cancer Center.