Sharing Cancer Information
The Program for the Elimination of Cancer Disparities (PECaD) has coordinated several projects that are delivering cancer prevention and health promotion information to the public. These projects include the following:
Since 2010, PECaD has participated in an outreach campaign with Clear Channel Radio. The goal of the campaign is to increase community awareness of cancer prevention and control strategies, early detection of cancer, research, community cancer resources and more. Physicians, researchers and health experts who work with PECaD participate in live half-hour interviews on the Health Connections radio show with host Rose Robins Troupe. The show airs on the first and third Sundays of the month on KMJM-FM (Majic 100.3 FM) and KATZ-AM (Hallelujah AM 1600).
In collaboration with the Washington University School of Medicine Becker Medical Library and the St. Louis Public Library (SLPL), PECaD has set up cancer information kiosks in several city library branches. Kiosks are located in SLPL’s Schlafly, Carpenter, Buder and Julia Davis branches. They offer local cancer resource materials as well as cancer education and prevention information.
PECaD also is working with its library partners to develop cancer health information training and forums for library branch managers, librarians and front-desk staff