The Chicago Cancer Health Equity Collaborative (ChicagoCHEC) is a National Cancer Institute comprehensive cancer partnership led by the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University, Northeastern Illinois University, and the University of Illinois at Chicago. Our mission is to advance cancer health equity through meaningful scientific discovery, education, training, and community engagement.
- Establish transdisciplinary cancer disparities research programs in behavioral and social science, biomedical, and translational science
- Mobilize researchers, educators, community leaders, students, organizations, and patients in innovative cancer education and community engagement programs to improve health outcomes among Chicago’s low-income, minority, and disability communities
- Provide training, mentoring, and learning opportunities to recruit and retain minority and underrepresented students in health and cancer research careers
- Support the career development and advancement of minority and underrepresented faculty and scientists