Additional Resources

COC Publications:

Hull, P, Canedo, JR, Reece, MC, et al., (2010). Using a Participatory Research Process to Address Disproportionate Hispanic Cancer Burden.

Melenka B. Reed, Maureen Sanderson, Elizabeth A. Williams, Pamela C. Hull. (2013). “Perceived Barriers and Facilitators to HPV Vaccination in African American Girls ages 11-18.” Young Scientist.  3:12-14. [Reed was a high school student intern]

Patel K, Kanu M, Bond B, Brown E, Williams E, Bailey S, Hargreaves M. (2014). Factors influencing Breast Cancer Screening in Low-Income African Americans in Tennessee. Journal of Community Health.

Hull PC, Williams E, Khabele D, Dean C, Bond B, Sanderson M. HPV vaccine use among African American girls: Qualitative formative research using a participatory social marketing approach. Gynecol Oncol. 2014; 132(S1): S13-S20.  http://www-ncbi-nlm-nih-gov /pubmed/?term=HPV+vaccine+use+among+African+American+girls%3A+Qualitative+formative+research+using+a+participatory+social+marketing+approach 


The COC has and continues to be informed by the insights and perspectives of scholars, policy makers and practitioners in cancer disparities. Below are articles and links to important resources.

2012 National Healthcare Quality and Disparities Reports: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Health Disparities & Inequalities Report – United States, 2011 (CHDIR) (

How Far Have We Come in Reducing Health Disparities? Progress Since 2000 – Workshop Summary. Institutes of Medicine. (

Unequal Treatment: Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care, Institutes of Medicine (2002)

The Unequal Burden of Cancer: An Assessment of NIH Research and Programs for Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved, Institutes of Medicine (1999)

A National Action Plan for Cancer Survivorship: Advancing Public Health Strategies, Lance Armstrong Foundation and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2002)

A National Action Plan for Cancer Survivorship: African American Priorities, Lance Armstrong Foundation and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2006)

Kreiger, Nancy. A Glossary for Social Epidemiology. Epidemiological Bulletin, Vol. 23 No. 1, March 2002

Cancer Facts & Figures for African Americans, 2013-2014. American Cancer Society.

Cancer Facts & Figures for Hispanics/Latinos, 2013-2014. American Cancer Society.