Cancer Disparities Research Collaborative

What is the CDRC?

The CDRC consists of a group of four Black churches, an interdisciplinary team of culturally sensitive researchers, and a health disparities research support staff working collaboratively to conduct community-based participatory research that will lead to interventions and large grants that aim to help prevent and/or reduce cancers among Blacks and others who live in the East Gaineville Community in Gainesville, Florida.

The aforementioned four Black churches are located in or serve the East Gainesville Community (the target community), which has the lowest household incomes in Gainesville. These four Black churches are called satellite CDRCs, and they are supported and operated in partnership with the UF Health Cancer Center (UFHCC). The ultimate goal of this partnership and the satellite CDRCs is to help prevent and reduce cancers, cancer disparities, and cancer deaths among Blacks and others who live in the target community and later among Blacks and other disparity groups beyond this target community.