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Our Mission : The Intercultural Cancer Council promotes policies, programs, partnerships, and research to eliminate the unequal burden of cancer among racial and ethnic minorities and medically underserved populations in the United States and its associated territories.

Updated by:  PNassi 10/06/2016

November is Native American Heritage Month:

Northwest Portland Area Indian Health Board (NPAIHB), in partnership with OMHRC: Webinar. Healthy Native Youth: Offering Engaging, Relevant, Effective Health Resources. This webinar will share tips for navigating the Healthy Native Youth website, highlight a few of the health curricula available on the site, and encourage participants to submit their own programs for inclusion. November 22, 2016, 2:00 pm ET. Register.

University of Washington/Indigenous Wellness Research Institute: Training. Lauhoe - Indigenous HIV/AIDS Research Training 2 (IHART2) Program. This program aims to develop a network of scholars dedicated to culturally grounded research that will contribute to ameliorating health disparities among American Indians/Alaska Natives (AI/AN), Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders. Deadline is December 15, 2016. Learn more.  

“The ICC is about solving national cancer issues with representation from all Americans. It cannot be defined as either an entity composed of grassroots organizations or categorized as mainstream, but as an American organization whose members are the fabric of which this nation is comprised. It is more of a fine salad than a melting pot.” –

Lovell A. Jones, PhD

Intercultural Cancer Council

Associate Dean for Research
Prairie View A & M University College of Nursing

Who are we?

The Intercultural Cancer Council and Caucus

NEW! OVAC, Thursday, Oct. 4th, 2016

We have signed onto The American Academy of Dermatology Association's letter.  ICC-Caucus

“The Intercultural Cancer Council’s motto ‘Speaking with One Voice’ embodies the power of uniting a diverse and representative membership to raise issues, propose solutions and, most importantly, to effect change that benefits all regardless of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status or geography. Finding leadership from the communities where cancer health disparities exist, the ICC is committed to returning to those leaders, their organizations and their communities, the skills, resources and programs that offer solutions to
our call to action.” –

Armin D. Weinberg, PhD

Intercultural Cancer Council
Baylor College of Medicine

Our Motto: Speaking With One Voice

Op-ed: "Medicare cuts would scorch patientsWritten by Armin for many reasons & for the many family, friends & colleagues who have, are, & will face the need for access to the best advice & best drugs possible.  

“There is still a disproportionate cancer incidence, morbidity, and mortality among minorities, persons of low socioeconomic status in the United States, its associated territories and our Tribal Nations. Health inequities and health disparities suffered by these communities have been documented through many published reports including the tobacco crisis in America.  There is still a critical need to develop knowledge and strategies to address this crisis with the leadership and full participation of the affected communities.  The Intercultural Cancer Council will continue to provide a multicultural forum to address, discuss and demonstrate the importance and promotion of the issues of cancer and chronic diseases that impact our communities.” –

Pamela M. Jackson, MS

Executive Director,

Intercultural Cancer Council

Baylor College of Medicine

Moonshot Update: The Report IS OUT  Moonshot here...

Cancer Today recognizes one of our own! Congratulations to Jim Williams on this outstanding feature story.

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