American Cancer Society and American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network’s initiative to improve outcomes for Black men by addressing root causes of prostate cancer disparities.
Black Volunteer Caucus (BVC)
Black Volunteer Caucus
About the Black Volunteer Caucus
The 12-member Black Volunteer Caucus guides ACS CAN’s work to enhance, strengthen, and diversify communications, messaging, partnerships, and volunteer recruitment, training, and engagement within the Black community.
The Black Volunteer Caucus shares ACS CAN’s national focus on building a vibrant and diverse grassroots advocacy structure and community to achieve our collective goal of decreasing death and suffering from all cancer in all communities.
Virtual Postcard Party: Help Save Lives From Prostate Cancer
- Thank you for joining the Virtual Postcard Party! At the event we discussed the
PSA Screening for HIM Act and wrote postcards to our US Senators asking them
to cosponsor the bill.
- Missed the event? Watch the recording here.
Black Volunteer Caucus Fireside Chat – Prostate Cancer
- Thank you for joining “Let’s Hear From the Ladies: How Black Women are Fighting Prostate Cancer Disparities” Facebook Live moderated by BVC member DonnaMarie Woodson and featuring fellow Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. members Andrea King Collier and Donna Hargrove.
- Thank you for joining “Prostate Cancer’s Unequal Burden in the Black Community: Saving Ourselves through Patient-Centered Solutions” event moderated by BVC member Dave Ford and featuring Representative Troy Carter Sr., Representative Donald Payne Jr., Dr. Kevin Billups, William Battle and Tony Holt.
Prostate Cancer Early Detection
The American Cancer Society (ACS) report finds Black women still have a 4% lower incidence rate of breast cancer than White women but a 40% higher breast cancer death rate.
Key information on cancer inequities and how ACS is addressing these disparities in the Black Community
The most recent data on cancer data for African American/Black People, published in a peer-review journal of the American Cancer Society
A consumer-friendly companion for the Cancer Statistics for African American/Black People, 2022
Read and download the key report findings, Executive Summary, and full report