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Community Outreach and Engagement

Our goal is to reduce cancer incidence and mortality, particularly among underserved communities. We 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 researchers develop authentic community and healthcare partnerships to extend reach, drive decisions and assure that clinical, research and policy initiatives are truly driven by our community. 

Men's Health Matters: Colorectal Cancer Discussion - March 23

Did you know Colorectal Cancer is one of the most preventable of all cancers?
Each year over 150,000 new cases of colorectal cancer are diagnosed in the United States. Understanding your risk and getting screened can lower your chance of developing colorectal cancer.

Please join us for a virtual conversation on colorectal cancer. You’ll hear from our panel of experts, as well as colorectal survivors/loved ones.

FREE Virtual Zoom Event
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 | 5:30-7 p.m.

Register for this Zoom Webinar

All are welcome to attend this important free event discussing colorectal cancer.

For more information contact 
Jermaine Murry at (414) 236-0042
 
Moderator:
Darryl Davidson, MS
Director of Community Engagement, City of Milwaukee

Featured Speaker:
James Thomas, MD, PhD
Professor, Medicine, Hematology/Oncology
Associate Director of Translational Research
MCW Cancer Center

Panel:
Staci A. Young, PhD
Director, Center for Healthy Communities and Research, MCW

Gaulien "Gee" Smith
Owner, Gee's Clippers

Al Smith
President & Chairman
Thirty-Six Blocks, Inc

Our Work 

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MPS Students Use Art, Creativity to Address Cancer Disparities 

Cancer Center collaborates with MPS and students at Milwaukee High School of the Arts to use creativity to address cancer prevention and health disparities.

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Cancer Health Geographer Paints Picture of Cancer Disparities

Dr. Kirsten Beyer, an MCW Cancer Center health geographer paints a striking picture of cancer disparities in Milwaukee and Wisconsin, and informs multiple projects and interventions.

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Community Partners Help Low-Income Patients Stay Healthy After Treatment

Associate Director Dr. Melinda Stolley and MCWCC community partner Phyllis Holder, founder of Sisters 4 Cure, discuss reducing cancer disparities among low-income and minority populations in Modern Healthcare. 

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