Alliance for Equity in Cancer Care

An initiative funded by the Merck Foundation

Improving access to cancer care for all

Funded by the Merck Foundation, the Alliance for Equity in Cancer Care (the Alliance) advances health equity by improving timely access to high-quality, cancer care for patients from underserved communities. The Alliance is led by the National Program Office at the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) VCU Massey Comprehensive Cancer Center in partnership with the VCU Center on Health Disparities.

Learn more about the Alliance

Alliance Grantees

Alliance Grantees

Media and Publications

Media and Publications

Resources and Events

Resources and Events

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Improve coordination

Improve cancer care coordination from diagnosis through survivorship for underserved patients

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Strengthen communication

Strengthen patient-provider communication and patient engagement in treatment decisions

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Build partnerships

Build sustainable community partnerships to address barriers to cancer care related to social determinants of health

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Share results

Disseminate findings and program results to improve the delivery of equitable cancer care