To empower Philadelphians to reduce cancer disparities through community engagement, resource alignment, information sharing, research, and prevention.
To listen to and engage and empower communities, organizations, and individuals to reduce cancer disparities by aligning resources, sharing information, inspiring research, and reducing barriers to the prevention, early detection, and treatment of cancer for all Philadelphians.
Cancer is the second leading cause of death in Philadelphia; in 2018, 7,763 residents were diagnosed with cancer and 2,947 died of their disease. For almost every major cancer, incidence and mortality rates for Philadelphians are higher than state or national rates.
Our Core Team
Philadelphia aims to conquer cancer for all by uniting communities, sharing knowledge, fueling research, and breaking down barriers to prevention, early detection, and treatment.
There are three NCI-designated clinical or comprehensive cancer centers in Philadelphia, spread across the city in different neighborhoods.
Everyone deserves the same access to quality healthcare, regardless of their background or circumstances. That’s why we make a special effort to reach populations and neighborhoods that experience health disparities.
We partner with diverse community organizations to address the community’s needs and interests. Together, we help people learn how to lead healthier lives and lower their risk of cancer.
This collaboration aims to make it easier for our communities to receive the preventative care needed to ensure early detection
Patient & Family Support
Focused on reducing the cancer burden, treating cancer patients, and improving quality of life for cancer survivors
Engage community members in patient centered outcomes research and comparative effectiveness research
Why we do this work
Find useful neighborhood reports, maps, and other data to help your community
Philadelphia Communities Conquering Cancer
This project was funded through a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) Eugene Washington PCORI Engagement Award (EACB 24847).
Disclaimer: The statements presented in this publication are solely the responsibility of the author(s) and do not necessarily represent the views of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute® (PCORI®), its Board of Governors or Methodology Committee.