Community Outreach and Engagement

The Abramson Cancer Center’s commitment to reducing the burden of cancer extends beyond research labs and offices. As our scientists make unprecedented advances in cancer research, with more than 1,000 active research projects and the largest portfolio of cancer clinical trials in the region, our Community Outreach and Engagement leaders and staff work collaboratively with communities to translate scientific discoveries into real-life results.

Our work with community members, health care providers, local leaders, organizations and other stakeholders shapes our understanding of cancer risk factors, cancer disparities and the burden of cancer. This knowledge guides our commitment and inspires us to collaboratively develop research, strategies, programs and policies that increase access to the continuum of cancer care, from prevention to screening, treatment and survivorship, and to reduce the burden of cancer. 

We welcome your interest in the Abramson Cancer Center’s Community Outreach and Engagement and invite you to help us achieve our mission to understand, prevent, treat and cure cancer in our communities.

Karen Glanz, Ph.D., M.P.H.
George A. Weiss University Professor
Associate Director for Community-Engaged Research

Carmen Guerra, M.D., M.S.C.E.
Ruth C. and Raymond G. Perelman Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Director for Diversity and Outreach



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