Research

We support transdisciplinary cancer research programs and foster true partnerships benefiting Chicagoland communities.


Active Projects »


SHARED Full Project »

WeCanConnect: Using mHealth to Connect Physically Disabled Cancer Patients with Matched Disabled Survivors


WeCanManage Full Project »

WeCanConnect: Using mHealth to Connect Physically Disabled Cancer Patients with Matched Disabled Survivors


Microbiome Pilot Project »

WeCanConnect: Using mHealth to Connect Physically Disabled Cancer Patients with Matched Disabled Survivors


Completed Projects »


WeCanConnect Pilot Project »

WeCanConnect: Using mHealth to Connect Physically Disabled Cancer Patients with Matched Disabled Survivors


Reducing Colorectal Cancer Disparities »

Reducing colorectal cancer disparities on the South Side of Chicago through cross-Institutional collaborations


Breast Cancer Disparities in Chicago: Biological Factors »

The goal of this research proposal is to address the biological underpinnings of breast cancer mortality disparities in Chicago. African […]

Mi Guia (My Guide) pilot study »

An e-Health Intervention to Improve Symptom Burden and Health-Related Quality of Life among Hispanic Women Completing Active Treatment for Breast Cancer


Citizen Scientists »

Despite overall declines in rates of aggressive prostate cancer (PCa) in the U.S., racial disparity persists, with African American (AA) […]

Choose to Change Research Project »

Reducing Tobacco Use Disparities Among Adults in Safety Net Community Health Centers (The Choose to Change Study)


Latino Obesity Project »

Community-engaged obesity intervention development for Puerto Rican and Mexican men


Prostate Cancer Disparity Project »

Prostate cancer disparity in Chicago-area African American men: patient-derived models and biomarkers of cancer risk


ChicagoCHEC Publications »

ChicagoCHEC researchers, investigators, students and community partners publish and provide information to the public from funded projects and initiatives.


For Faculty & Staff »

We’ve compiled resources to support faculty & staff in cancer research, community engagement, education, training, and mentoring.


For Grants & Funding »

Writing a grant application is a significant undertaking. Let us help you find funding to move your ideas forward!


NIH Citing and Resources »

Initiated in 2001, the National Cancer Institute’s Partnerships to Advance Cancer Health Equity (PACHE), is a program that enables institutions serving underserved health disparity populations and underrepresented students and NCI-designated Cancer Centers to train scientists from diverse backgrounds in cancer research and to effectively deliver cancer advances to underserved communities.