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Project Community

Project Community

Welcome to the Oncology Center of Excellence (OCE) Project Community webpage! Our focus is to empower patients with cancer, survivors, advocates, and consumers. This page features news and information about Project Community, OCE’s efforts and accomplishments under this initiative, and related updates. Additional resources are also included.

What is Project Community?

Project Community is a national initiative going “beyond the beltway” to introduce the work of FDA oncologists and hematologists (cancer doctors) to people in the community.

Our primary audience includes survivors, patients, advocates, families and others in underserved or under-represented urban and rural communities who live with heightened cancer risk.

Project Community’s main objectives:

  • Increasing minority participation in clinical trials
  • Increasing knowledge and minority participation in genetic databases

To encourage healthy people and patients seeking an opportunity to help advance cancer research, Project Community produced a 3-minute video.

What is Precision Medicine?

Download & Print Project Community “Cancer Q & A” Brochures Here:

Alternatives to Using Placebos in Cancer Clinical Trials (1.5MB PDF)

What is Precision Oncology? (2.6MB PDF)

Does Your Community Organization Work with Cancer Researchers?

Certain groups working in cancer health equity and special populations are encouraged to explore OCE Scientific Interest Areas in the FDA Broad Agency Announcement . They include, but aren’t limited to:

  • Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU),
  • Minority Institutions (MI),
  • Small Business concerns,
  • Small Disadvantaged Business concerns,
  • Women-Owned Small Business concerns,
  • Veteran-Owned Small Business concerns,
  • Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business concerns,
  • and HUB Zone Small Business concerns

If your cancer research organization is interested, see OCE’s Scientific Collaborative opportunities.

Additional Information:

Connect With Us!

Twitter: #OCEProjectCommunity
Email: OCE-Engagement@fda.hhs.gov


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