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By Sholnn Z. Freeman

The Howard University Cancer Center closes out National Black Family Cancer Awareness Week (June 16-22) and Cancer Survivors Month in June with “More Than Conquerors: Stories of Survivorship, Hope and Courage.”

National Black Family Cancer Awareness Week is an initiative of the Food and Drug Administration Oncology Center of Excellence. The goal is to marshal community-based stakeholders to build knowledge surrounding cancer clinical trial participation and minority population specimen donations to national genomic databases for cancer research.

On Wednesday, June 22, from 6-8 p.m., the Cancer Center will host “More Than Conquerors.” This storytelling event will feature cancer survivors at various stages in their cancer journeys. Their stories will bear witness to surviving, thriving, conquering and more.

To register for the event, visit the registration site.

“We are excited to culminate this year’s partnership with the Oncology Center of Excellence with an event that brings focus to the ultimate goal of our work and our ongoing mission to conquer cancer,” said Dr. Carla Williams, interim director of the Cancer Center.

The Howard University Cancer Center will host a series of events this year to celebrate its 50th anniversary. The Howard University Cancer Center and Howard University Hospital have long spearheaded programs to secure equitable access to the continuum of care. The Cancer Center’s programs include reducing risks, increasing access to state-of-the-art screening and treatment, and supporting quality of life through and beyond cancer treatment.