“Reducing cancer disparities means teasing apart and addressing the various causes of cancer — from the genetic and molecular to environmental and occupational exposures — that result in worse outcomes for Black, brown and other marginalized people in our country,” said Edward Chu, MD, MMS, director of the MECC; Vice President for Cancer Medicine at Montefiore Health System; and the Carol and Roger Einiger Professor of Cancer Medicine and Professor of Medicine, of Oncology, and of Molecular Pharmacology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. “We are grateful to have found a partner in the Price Family Foundation, which believes, as we do, in the importance of research that promotes health equity in the Bronx, which will inform cancer care here at our cancer center and throughout the country.”
Montefiore Einstein Cancer Center Researchers Receive Price Family Foundation Health Equity Research Awards
The National Cancer Institute–designated Montefiore Einstein Cancer Center (MECC) has partnered with the Price Family Foundation to fund eight research teams developing novel cancer therapies and improving cancer outcomes for historically marginalized communities in the Bronx. The inaugural Price Family Foundation Health Equity Pilot Awards will provide $200,000 in funding over two years to each team and support basic science, translational and clinical investigators focusing on cancers that are highly prevalent in the Bronx.