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Project Title

Greensboro Cancer Care and Racial Equity Study (CCares): A Community-Based Participatory Research Approach

Funding Dates



The Greensboro Cancer Care and Racial Equity Study (CCares) is a community-based participatory research project that sought to move the fields of public health and health care forward in understanding how differences in communication and care function within a local medical community to impact breast cancer treatment and the continuity of care, especially for African American women. The study objective was to investigate the complexities in the system of care within a NC local medical community, including the nuances of communication and the mechanics of care referral, to help explain how deviations from reasonable breast cancer care obtained by African American patients, as compared to White patients, are potentially associated with racial disparities in breast cancer mortality. The Moses Cone Health System, located in Greensboro, NC, was involved in the project with the commitment of working with local health care providers to help identify elements of the care process that potentially could be altered to maximize outcomes for all members of the community. 

Research Areas 

Cancer Prevention and Control
Health Equity

Principal Investigator

Eugenia Eng, DrPH and Michael Yonas, DrPH


National Cancer Institute


The Art and Science of Integrating Undoing Racism with CBPR: Challenges of Pursuing NIH Funding to Investigate Cancer Care and Racial Equity