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Our Story

Black in Cancer was founded in 2020 and aims to strengthen the network between Black people in the cancer space whilst highlighting Black excellence in cancer research and medicine. The work we do can be further disseminated into two key areas – the BiC Pipeline Program (BiCPP) and the Cancer Awareness Project (CAP). 

The arm of our organization dedicated to pipeline programs is committed to empowering ambitious cancer researchers throughout their educational journey, facilitating their transition into successful careers. To date, we've provided comprehensive support across the entire pipeline, spanning from undergraduate students to postdoctoral researchers. This support includes mentoring, funding, and career guidance through a range of initiatives. Our collaborative efforts with esteemed partners, including Cancer Research UK, The Emerald Foundation, and various universities and leading cancer centers in the US and UK, make these initiatives possible.

Our initiatives for cancer awareness strive to educate the community and enhance participation in clinical trials by empowering patients and advocates with culturally informed information in an accessible manner. Our collaborative efforts with the FDA have extended to two cycles of the annual Black Family Cancer Awareness Week, held in June over the Juneteenth weekend.

Service on the Board of Directors for Black in Cancer is strictly voluntary, with no financial compensation provided to board members.

Meet The Team

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