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Yale Center Gets $1 M to Study Cancer Disparities


by Yale Cancer Center

Yale Cancer Center (YCC) has been awarded a $1 million grant by the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation (BSMF) to address health care disparities in cancer care and support. The grant will fund the Cancer Disparities Firewall project, a multilevel intervention that focuses on patient and system level factors that contribute to cancer disparities in the YCC/New Haven, Connecticut area. The project will target lung, breast, colorectal, and prostate cancer. “As a National Cancer Institute designated comprehensive cancer center, YCC is committed to promoting diversity, eliminating disparities, and embracing health equity through research, education, and clinical care,” said Roy Herbst, M.D., Ph.D., chief of Medical Oncology at YCC and co-principal investigator for the Cancer Disparities Firewall project. “This grant will enable us to seek out innovative approaches to help underserved, at-risk patients.”

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