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The Johns Hopkins Center to Reduce Cancer Disparities

Established in 2010, the goal of the Johns Hopkins Center to Reduce Cancer Disparities (CRCD) is to figure out the best way to give all Maryland communities equal access to cancer prevention and treatment services through research, community outreach and training. The Center works to eliminate the differences in cancer prevention, care and survivorship, known as cancer disparities, between minorities and other groups. Our community partners play an important role in our work by helping us make decisions about our research and other activities and on how to engage the community. The Center also focuses on reaching out to communities, especially underserved communities to provide education and training.


All communities should have equal access to and receive quality services for cancer prevention, screening, treatment and survivorship.


We are committed to reaching multiethnic communities for outreach/education, research and training in cooperation with our community and academic partners to:
  • Learn why there are differences in cancer screening, treatment and survivorship among minorities.
  • Look at ways to reduce differences in how cancer is prevented, when it is discovered and how it is treated.
  • Use research findings to solve health problems.
  • Give guidance to lawmakers, health professionals and those working to improve health.

 The Johns Hopkins Center to Reduce Cancer Disparities coordinates community-based programs and research that include:

For more information on any of our programs, contact Dr. James Zabora at 410-955-0303.

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