Mike Slive Foundation

Prostate cancer screening is key for early detection, early treatment and improved survival. However, prostate cancer screening rates among Black men are only about 37%. In response to these disparities, the Office of Community Outreach & Engagement at the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB has partnered with the Mike Slive Foundation for Prostate Cancer Research on a study to better understand how to increase screening rates within this population. 

James "Buddy" Chess

James “Buddy” Chess is a master fisherman who is most relaxed along the waterfront, waiting for the “big one” to take his line. Still, he remembers that his most recent peace of mind came in the form of a simple, yet important test regarding his health: a lung cancer screening provided by the Alabama Lung Cancer Awareness Screening and Education program.

Solomon Crenshaw Jr. speaks during a virtual session on No Menthol Sunday, May 17.

More than 150 churches and community organizations partnered with the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center on May 17 to present No Menthol Sunday, a longstanding annual effort of the O’Neal Cancer Center’s Office of Community Outreach & Engagement, in conjunction with the Center of Black Health & Equity, to educate local congregations on the risks associated with smoking and other tobacco use.

Darlene Robinson and the Rev. Moses Finch

June is officially National Cancer Survivors Month, but for Darlene Robinson, every day is a day for celebration and encouragement. For years, Robinson has found creative ways to engage her community and keep her support group of cancer survivors connected and inspired.

The Office of Community Outreach & Engagement and the Experimental Therapeutics Research Program at the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB are collaborating on a yearlong pilot program to support the translational research continuum from basic science to community health.


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