Welcome to the Collegiate Cancer Council's National Web site. We are a college based, student-led organization that was formed in April 2004. Upon experiencing the Intercultural Cancer Council's 9th Biennial Symposium on Minorities, the Medically Underserved & Cancer in Washington, DC, eighteen University of Houston students joined together to create the Collegiate Cancer Council (CCC). The CCC focuses on the elimination of health disparities among ethnic minorities, the medically underserved, and promotes cancer awareness among these populations regardless of socioeconomic status.
We use information and methods of teaching learned at the Symposium and from subsequent practical experience. This allows us to raise awareness concerning cancer issues with our fellow students and members of the community. Our goal is to enlist membership in the CCC with students on college and university campuses from around the country.
The CCC, which is the first nationally recognized university student cancer organization, engages its membership in the pursuit of reducing the cancer burden and associated health disparities. The CCC functions as an educational service organization. Members have the opportunity to learn about cancer and related health disparities so that they may in turn share this knowledge with friends, peers, and the community at large. Participation in the CCC offers enhanced leadership skill development and opportunities to develop and be involved in meaningful educational and policy initiatives related to cancer prevention and control. Membership in the CCC requires a commitment to be actively involved with improving healthcare system outcomes.
By hosting the Collegiate Cancer Council National Office, which serves as the link between the CCC chapters around the country, at the Intercultural Cancer Council (ICC) National Office, there is a built-in collaboration with the ICC. Other CCC partners include C-Change, a nationally recognized organization addressing cancer issues, which contributes to the CCC, making sure for its success.
Welcome to the Collegiate Cancer Council.