CANCER RESEARCH & OUTREACH
The Office of Cancer Health Equity and Community Engagement (OCHECE) supports and coordinates research , outreach, and programming to help reduce the burden of cancer in Michigan. OCHECE welcomes your interest and participation in the following opportunities. Click on a project below to find out more information.
**This page is under development and does not reflect the full scope of OCHECE’s research.
COMMUNITY RESEARCH REGISTRY
The KCI Community Research Registry helps community members interested in participating in cancer research get connected to research studies. When an individual enrolls in the registry, they receive information about non-invasive research studies and other projects in which they can participate in to help KCI and Wayne State University researchers better understand and address cancer in our region.
If you are an adult age 18 years or older, you are invited to take the Karmanos Cancer Institute COVID-19, Cancer & Community Survey. This approximately 30-minute survey asks about how COVID-19 has affected your health and your healthcare and how COVID-19 has impacted your community. If you complete the entire survey, you will receive a $10 gift card as thanks.
All survey answers are confidential and any information you share will be not be linked to your name or any other information that could identify you.
OCHECE invites community members to learn more about and get involved in the research and outreach projects below. Please click on the study for more information on the project and how you can participate.
UNDERSTANDING BARRIERS TO HEALTHCARE DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC
OCHECE has partnered with Michigan’s WISEWOMAN program to address barriers to cancer screening and preventive care among African American women during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Project FAACTS: Facts About Cancer Clinical Trials. Learn more about the purpose of clinical trials in cancer care settings.
The CANCare Project
OHCECE is collaborating with community members to develop strategies to support African Americans caring for someone with cancer.
RAYS: Research and Advocacy for Young Survivors
Our office has partnered with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services to better understand gaps in care and services for young African American breast cancer survivors.
LGBT CANCER CAREGIVING
OCHECE and LGBT Detroit focus on the challenges faced by LGBT adults caring for someone with cancer.
Project ACE: Advocates for Cancer Education
OCHECE has partnered with the Detroit Parent Network to involve parents in teaching other parents about the importance of HPV vaccination of children and adolescents to prevent cancer.