TUFCCC/HC Cancer Health Disparity Partnership
The Synergistic Partnership for Enhancing Equity in Cancer Health (SPEECH)
SPEECH is a regional comprehensive cancer health disparity partnership between Temple University/Fox Chase Cancer Center and Hunter College (TUFCCC/HC), the U54 grant funded by the National Cancer Institute. The purpose of SPEECH is to reduce cancer health disparities among underserved minority populations in Pennsylvania-New Jersey-New York City (PNN) region, through cancer disparities research, community outreach, and career development for underrepresented early stage investigators and students.
History of the Partnership
Despite advances in cancer treatment and research, there are significant cancer health disparities in underserved African, Asian-Pacific, and Hispanic American populations, bearing disproportionate cancer burden. Temple University Fox Chase Cancer Center and Hunter College Cancer Health Disparity Partnership (TUFCCC/HC Cancer Partnership) is a collaborative effort with the goals to develop a regional comprehensive collaborative cancer health equity research infrastructure in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and New York City (PNN) Region and establish rigorous and sustainable cancer research, education and outreach programs at both institutions.
The mission of the TUFCCC/HC Cancer Partnership is to reduce cancer health disparities among underserved health disparity populations and address critical national needs of career development in cancer research among underrepresented junior investigators and students. The two collaborative institutions have been highly committed to reducing cancer health disparities and advancing cancer health equity in the PNN region and beyond.