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Cancer Community Resources

Information for patients, survivors and families

Cancer Community Resources

OCE’s Project Community aims to help patients and consumers learn more about types of cancer, cancer treatment, and participating in clinical trials. We have gathered information below on several topics from the FDA, the U.S. National Cancer Institute, and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Precision Medicine 

Precision medicine, sometimes known as "personalized medicine" is an innovative approach to tailoring disease prevention and treatment that considers differences in people's genes, environments, and lifestyles. Watch this 3-minute video produced by Project Community.


Cancer Fact Sheets

Resources Fact Sheets


What is Precision Oncology? (2.6MB PDF)

Colorectal Cancer (162KB PDF)

Multiple Myeloma (349KB PDF)

Multiple Myeloma brochure (3.21MB PDF)

About Clinical Trials 

Clinical Trials


FDA: Clinical Trial Diversity

Project Community Brochure: Alternatives to Using Placebos in Cancer Clinical Trials (1.5MB PDF)

FDA: Patient-Friendly Language for Cancer Clinical Trials

NCI: Taking Part in Cancer Research Studies (PDF)

NCI: Donating Your Blood, Tissue and Other Samples

NCI: Learn About Cancer Prevention Clinical Trials (PDF)

Does Your Community Organization Work with Cancer Researchers? 

Community Cancer Research


Groups working in cancer health equity and special populations are encouraged to explore OCE Scientific Interest Areas in the FDA Broad Agency Announcement. These groups may include but aren’t limited to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Minority Institutions, small businesses including disadvantaged, woman-owned, veteran-owned, service-disabled veteran-owned, and HUB Zone small business concerns.

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