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Harvard: New Center Receives NIH Cancer Moonshot Grant to Tackle Inequities in Prevention

Researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard University  have received a grant from the National Institutes of Health’s National Cancer Institute (NCI) to fund the creation of an implementation science center focused on cancer control equity. The award is through the NCI’s Cancer Moonshot program, which aims to speed the rate of improvements in prevention, detection, and access to therapies.

The new Implementation Science Center for Cancer Control Equity will be led by Dr. Karen Emmons, professor of social and behavioral sciences and Dr. Elsie Taveras, executive director of the Kraft Center for Community Health and division chief, General Academic Pediatrics, at Massachusetts General Hospital, Conrad Taff Professor of Nutrition in the Department of Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School, and professor in the Department of Nutrition at Harvard Chan School.

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