Addressing The Cancer Burden In All Populations of African Ancestry
The African-Caribbean Cancer Consortium was formed in May 2006 to further the study of viral, genetic, environmental and lifestyle risk factors for cancer in populations of African descent.
Camille Ragin PhD, MPH is responsible for the establishment and development of the consortium. A growing number of dedicated researchers based in the United States, Africa and the Caribbean have joined.
Our Mission - To study viral, genetic, environmental, and lifestyle factors for cancer risk and outcomes in populations of African descent
Our Vision- The AC3 will be a broad-based resource for education, training and research on etiology, screening, prevention, treatment and survivor-ship related to cancer in populations of African descent.
Build knowledge, capacity and infrastructure
Advance the science of cancer prevention and control in populations of African ancestry
The Consortium consists of a steering committee, a research review committee and specific working groups devoted to the investigation of cancers in populations of African ancestry.
The AC3 research review committee will review and approve all proposals for collaborative projects from non-AC3 members. The AC3 research review committee will also facilitate discussions related to feasibility of the proposed studies and will identify appropriate AC3 investigators based on their research focus and expertise. Internal collaborations on AC3 research projects will be accomplished through the formation of project-specific AC3 working groups.
AC3 Team Leaders
Kimlin Ashing, PhD - Center of Community Alliance for Research & Education, City of Hope Medical Center, Duarte, CA, USA
Raleigh Butler, MD - School of Clinical Medicine and Research (CSMR), University of the West Indies, The Bahamas
Clareann Bunker, PhD - Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
Robin Roberts, MD - School of Clinical Medicine and Research (CSMR), University of the West Indies, The Bahamas
Aero-digestive tract cancers
Samuel Gathere, MD - Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), Nairobi, Kenya, Africa
Camille Ragin, PhD, MPH, Cancer Prevention and Control Program, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Veronica Roach, Trinidad and Tobago
AC3-Research Review Committee (RRC)
Delroy Louden, PhD - (RRC-Chairman), President Anguilla Community College
Maria Jackson, PhD - Department of Community Health and Psychiatry, University of the West Indies, Mona, Kingston 7, Jamaica
JoAnn S. Oliver, PhD - The University of Alabama, Capstone College of Nursing, Tuscaloosa, AL, USA
Samuel Slewion, MA - Advocate, Philadelphia, PA, USA
Samuel Gathre, MD - Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), Nairobi, Kenya, Africa
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