Black Family Cancer Awareness Week

Multigenerational African American Family

The Case Comprehensive Cancer Center and our Northeast Ohio community partners are joining National Black Family Cancer Awareness Week, June 17 through June 23, 2021. Led by the US Food and Drug Administration, Oncology Center of Excellence, Project Community, this community-based initiative aims to raise cancer awareness and encourage people to know their family cancer history. Join the national conversation with #BlackFamCan and engage with our partners using #BlackFamCanNEO.

What can I do to reduce my cancer risk? 

  • Discuss your family cancer history
  • Exercise
  • Eat healthy
  • Avoid tobacco and lower alcohol intake
  • Participate in cancer screenings
  • Enroll in cancer clinical trials

Want to know more? Attend a FREE event

Please join us for the following events, which are FREE and open to the public. 

Conversations on Cancer: Public Panel Discussion

June 17, 2021 | 2-3:30 pm via Zoom

This public panel discussion will launch National Black Family Cancer Awareness Week.  Learn from thought leaders in cancer research, patient advocacy, and health equity. 

Register for the discussion

Clinical Trials in the African American Community

June 29, 2021 | 7-8:30 pm via Zoom

Join the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center and its community partners for an important conversation on clinical trials and the African American community. Learn what clinical trials are and how to participate. Dispel the myths around clinical trials and discuss the history of how African Americans have been treated in the past in the name of research.

Learn more and register for the conversation

Enrolling Minorities in Cancer Clinical Trials 

August 11, 2021 | 6:30-8 via Zoom  

Registration information coming soon