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Cancer Center

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.
This video is one example. The piece was used to help disseminate the results of a project by Melinda Stolley and Staci Young, who 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.

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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