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OCTOBER 2023

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Empowerment Through Knowledge

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CSSI, Partners Promote Cancer Screenings in Flint

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LEADERSHIP

Working collaboratively to advance equitable cancer care.

Audrea Juny Simpson

Genentech
Head of Health Equity, Customer Engagement

"At Genentech, we envision a healthcare system that is diverse and inclusive, accountable and trustworthy to patients. To achieve this vision, we aim to advance a more equitable and just healthcare system, diversify the scientific and medical workforce, and collaborate with trusted organizations like NMQF, to ensure all communities thrive. We cannot advance health equity alone. Therefore, we are working to build deep partnerships and co-create lasting solutions that address the manifestations and drivers of inequities in healthcare - from education to care delivery."

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Kevin Conroy

Exact Sciences
Chairman and CEO

“Our vision at Exact Sciences is to eradicate cancer and the suffering it causes through tests that detect cancer earlier – and we can’t do that alone. Through partnerships with organizations like NMQF, we are working to ensure all patients have access to cancer screening.”

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Gary A. Puckrein

National Minority Quality Forum
President & CEO

"I urge you to remember that Americans often grow impatient when they cannot see light at the end of the tunnel -when policies do not overnight usher in a new order. But politics is not magic." — President Lyndon B. Johnson, 1966 "Similar to President John, what is important now is technology, and we can see the light in the tunnel. We can get better outcomes for equitable cancer care, for every person. We have the capabilities to provide everyone access to high-quality care, lower the risk for hospitalizations, and make it, so the system is there for you so that we manage cancer care."

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Adjoa Kyerematen

National Minority Quality Forum
VP of Communications
& Public Affairs

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Kelelaye Emiru

National Minority Quality Forum
VP of Health Information Strategy

"In a country with unparalleled healthcare spending, it's disgraceful that preventable suffering and deaths continue at such alarming rates. The glaring disparities in health outcomes based on income, race and ethnicity emphasize the urgent need to address inequities head-on. Fortunately, we possess the potential to unlock healing and equity through compassion and kindness, leveraging our collective knowledge and advanced technology."

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Gretchen C. Wartman

National Minority Quality Forum
VP for Policy

"The cracks we have in the system are not by accident. We must address policies to make effective and real CHANGE."

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Salvatore Alesci

National Minority Quality Forum
SVP for Social & Clinical Research Institute

“Cancer, a challenge that humanity has grappled with for ages, has one Achilles' heel: early detection. But the sad truth is that many, especially in our minority and rural sectors, don't get to leverage this advantage. The Cancer Stage Shifting Initiative (CSSI) is our answer to this disparity. Because cancer doesn't discriminate, and neither should our approach to diagnosis and treatment. By focusing on equitable early diagnoses and fostering diversity in clinical trials, CSSI aims to rewrite the narrative of cancer care. With the dawn of precision medicine, where treatments are as unique as the individuals receiving them, CSSI's role becomes even more pivotal. It's our pledge to ensure that the next chapter in cancer care is written with, and for, everyone. It's our vision of a world where the best of cancer care is a right, not a privilege."

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Laura Lee Hall

Center for Sustainable Health Care
Quality and Equity
President

We are honored to be working with clinicians and community leaders nationwide to promote health equity at the local level.  Passionate champions are promoting vaccine access and acceptance, cancer screenings, and improved diabetes outcomes in underserved communities of color.

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Michael DeSalvo Solarte

Center for Sustainable Health Care Quality & Equity
Quality Improvement &
Equity Project Manager

"Access to medical care should not be a privilege, but a human right. A country with a fair system cannot allow these inequities to remain."

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If we work together, we can cut the death rate from cancer by at least 50% over the next 25 years, and improve the experience of people and their families living with and surviving cancer.

President Joe Biden

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Here is the latest in the movement towards equitable cancer care.

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News

|22 February 2024

People of color face disproportionately higher risk of cancer from environmental toxins, new study finds

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|01 February 2024

2024 Cancer Care Equity Summit: Speaker Presentations

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|31 January 2024

Report shed lights on medically underserved cancer care as communities aim for improvement

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|31 January 2024

Cancer Initiative to Bring Resources to 10 Majority-Minority Communities

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|31 January 2024

Judge bars EPA from enforcing Civil Rights Act provision in Louisiana’s ‘Cancer Alley’

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|31 January 2024

Flint congressman, mayor join in announcement on disparities in cancer care

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|31 January 2024

How Can Cancer Risk Be Cut in Communities Exposed to Toxins?

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|31 January 2024

Minority communities face higher environmental risks for cancer: Report

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Reports

|24 January 2024

National Minority Quality Forum, CEO Roundtable on Cancer Release Report to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy

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News

|18 January 2024

EPA to start testing for toxic chemicals in Fifth Ward this summer, as residents hold summit on ‘cancer cluster’

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|18 January 2024

City of Houston approves $5 million to help residents voluntarily move out of 'cancer clusters'

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|18 January 2024

EPA testing groundwater for possible link between contamination and cancer clusters

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|18 January 2024

Houston’s Greater Fifth Ward is in a cancer cluster. Why don’t all the new residents know?

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|15 November 2023

National Minority Quality Forum Is Hosting A Free Cancer Screening & Health Fair For Houston & Surrounding Areas

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|15 November 2023

National Minority Quality Forum and the CEO Roundtable on Cancer Collaborate on Cancer Stage Shifting Initiative

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News

|14 November 2023

The Charles McKinley Reynolds Jr. Pancreatic Cancer Pain Management Initiative

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Reports

|16 October 2023

2023 Endpoints Report: Phase 1 of the CSSI Action Plan

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News

|17 October 2023

CSSI on the Road: Empowering Communities with Multi-Cancer Detection Awareness

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Flint, Michigan

|30 August 2023

National Minority Quality Forum and National and Local Health Partners Provide Free Cancer Screenings and Promote Education at Annual Flint Northern High School Reunion Tailgate

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News

|17 April 2023

National Minority Quality Forum’s Cancer Stage Shifting Initiative Convenes ‘Cancer in Minority Communities’ White House Briefing

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News

|18 May 2023

U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Issues New Breast Cancer Screening Recommendations

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|17 May 2023

National Minority Quality Forum’s Adjoa Kyerematen Joins American Cancer Society National Breast Cancer Roundtable

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|27 March 2023

United in Blue Rally Raises Awareness for Colorectal Cancer in Washington, D.C

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|17 March 2023

US sues chemical company over cancer risk to minority area

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Flint, Michigan

|15 March 2023

Researchers, activists kick off effort to evaluate cancer incidence, link to Flint water crisis

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News

|28 February 2023

The White House Proclaims March 2023 National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

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News

|17 January 2023

Why is colorectal cancer rising and what does it mean for Black, Brown communities?

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|05 January 2023

National Minority Quality Forum and Exact Sciences’ Cancer Stage Shifting Initiative Leads Cancer Moonshot Initiative to Increase Cancer Screening in Flint

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News

|25 October 2022

NMQF’s Kristen Hobbs Joins Mary J. Blige, Cancer Survivors, Advocates at American Cancer Society Roundtable on Breast Cancer

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News

|01 November 2022

National Minority Quality Forum’s Cancer Stage Shifting Initiative Launches Website Exploring the Future of Multi-Cancer Early Detection & Equitable Cancer Care

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News

|19 October 2022

National Minority Quality Forum Launches Alliance for Representative Clinical Trials to Reduce Healthcare Disparities in Underserved Populations

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News

|18 October 2022

Trash From All Over the Country Winds Up in Uniontown

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|17 October 2022

Could a spike in cancer cases in the Flint area be linked to the water crisis?

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News

|05 October 2022

‘A much-needed step’: EPA creates a new environmental justice office

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|05 October 2022

Welcome to 'cancer alley,' where toxic air is about to get worse

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Flint, Michigan

|15 March 2023

Busting Colorectal Cancer Myths | Episode 1: 'Detecting the Silent Cancer' Series

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Flint, Michigan

|21 March 2023

Busting Colorectal Cancer Myths | Episode 2: 'Detecting the Silent Cancer' Series

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Innovation

|09 November 2022

Early screening isn’t an option, it’s a matter of life or death.

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|05 October 2022

Next Steps in Cancer Health Equity: Are You Ready to Engage the Medicaid Population?

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|04 October 2022

Expert panel discusses cancer equity at NMQF Annual Leadership Summit

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Stories

|04 October 2022

COVID Diary: Cancer Support Community and Gilda's Club

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|04 October 2022

Champions for Total Health: Cancer and Vaccines

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National Minority Quality Forum is a research and educational organization dedicated to ensuring that high-risk racial and ethnic populations and communities receive optimal health care. This nonprofit, nonpartisan organization integrates data and expertise in support of initiatives to eliminate health disparities.

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