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National Black Family Cancer Awareness Week: Conversations On Cancer

June 16 @ 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

The purpose of National Black Family Cancer Awareness Week is to increase cancer awareness in one of the most vulnerable segments of the US population. This initiative aims to marshal community-based stakeholders to build knowledge surrounding cancer clinical trial participation and minority population specimen donations to national genomic databases for cancer research.

Conversations on Cancer Public Panel Discussion


OCE Project Community invites you to register and attend the June 16, 2022 OCE Conversation on Cancer Public Panel Discussion: Engaging the Generations, #BlackFamCan.  Registration is free and open to the public by clicking anywhere on the image below.

You’re encouraged to post on social media the meaningful and potentially lifesaving cancer awareness activities you’re conducting in your communities. Please mention #BlackFamCan when you post.


How to Participate During National Black Family Cancer Awareness Week (NBFCAW)

OCE Project Community recommends the following areas of focus and engagement in your community and networks.

  • Cancer Clinical Trial and Genomic Donations Awareness to Advance Equitable Treatment Development
  • Cultural Opportunities to Increase Cancer Awareness (Juneteenth, Creative Arts)
  • Educational Awareness (Prevention, Screening, Increasing Knowledge and Lifestyle Impact)
  • Career/Workplace and Cancer Research

Examples of your potential engagement might include but aren’t limited to:

  • Prostate, breast, colon or lung cancer awareness discussions sponsored by your community health and wellness program leaders.
  • Students and seniors working together on a project reflecting family history and cancer awareness.
  • Conducting a walk, 5K or movement session to address the importance of exercise in preventing cancer.
  • An informal recipe swap designed to update family food favorites to healthier versions to promote diet and addressing cancer prevention.
  • Information on research about increasing cancer equity in the Black community.