The Intercultural Cancer Council and Caucus

Our Mission : The Intercultural Cancer Council promotes policies, programs, partnerships, and research to eliminate the unequal burden of cancer among racial and ethnic minorities and medically underserved populations in the United States and its associated territories.

Legislation Matters

An important message from ICC’s Caucus President Jennie Cook,  Thank you all for signing on.  Attached is the final letter we sent to Senators McCain and Reed today. Click here to read our letter

Congratulations to Dr. Doris Browne on her installation as the 118th President of the National Medical Association.   Thanks to Jim Williams for providing us glance into the proceedings .

What is a CANCER HEALTH DISPARITY?  The NCI Infographic is a must read!

A New Look for Clinical Trials – Cancer Today keeps the focus on eliminating disparities!… and don’t forget the EDICT reports and resources can be found in our ICC’s Library.

Time for us (that means you) to speak up and encourage full participation of our diverse society and cultures in addressing these questions!  In particular take a look at the ​NIH task force formed to develop first nutrition strategic plan  The strategic plan will complement and enhance ongoing research efforts across NIH on diseases and conditions affected by nutrition.

New Health Disparities Widget  The Healthy People 2020 team is pleased to announce the release of our health disparities data widget. The widget provides an easy way to find health disparities data related to the Healthy People 2020 objectives for the Leading Health Indicators (LHIs). LHIs are critical health issues that—if tackled appropriately—will dramatically reduce the leading causes of death and preventable illnesses.

Our Motto: Speaking With One Voice

“The Intercultural Cancer Council’s motto ‘Speaking with One Voice’ embodies the power of uniting a diverse and representative membership to raise issues, propose solutions and, most importantly, to effect change that benefits all regardless of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status or geography. Finding leadership from the communities where cancer health disparities exist, the ICC is committed to returning to those leaders, their organizations and their communities, the skills, resources and programs that offer solutions to
our call to action.” –

Armin D. Weinberg, PhD

Intercultural Cancer Council
Baylor College of Medicine

“There is still a disproportionate cancer incidence, morbidity, and mortality among minorities, persons of low socioeconomic status in the United States, its associated territories and our Tribal Nations. Health inequities and health disparities suffered by these communities have been documented through many published reports including the tobacco crisis in America.  There is still a critical need to develop knowledge and strategies to address this crisis with the leadership and full participation of the affected communities.  The Intercultural Cancer Council will continue to provide a multicultural forum to address, discuss and demonstrate the importance and promotion of the issues of cancer and chronic diseases that impact our communities.” –

Pamela M. Jackson, MS
Executive Director,
Intercultural Cancer Council
Baylor College of Medicine

“The ICC is about solving national cancer issues with representation from all Americans. It cannot be defined as either an entity composed of grassroots organizations or categorized as mainstream, but as an American organization whose members are the fabric of which this nation is comprised. It is more of a fine salad than a melting pot.” –

Lovell A. Jones, PhD
Intercultural Cancer Council
Associate Dean for Research
Prairie View A & M University
College of Nursing



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