Howard University Cancer Center will host the Rosemary Williams Breast Cancer Brunch Sunday, October 18, 2015, 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm at Martin's Crosswinds, 7400 Greenway Center Drive, Greenbelt, MD 20770. The Rosemary Williams Breast Cancer Brunch is named after the late Rosemary Williams who was a tireless advocate for equal access to quality health care for underserved women.

Proceeds from the brunch will be used to support two emerging Cancer Center Programs: The Transdisciplinary Breast Cancer Care Clinic and The Equal Access to Genetic Testing Fund. The Transdisciplinary Clinic provides a patient-centered approach to breast cancer care.  Women receive same day, coordinated care from an elite team of cancer specialists. This approach reduces patient burden and enhances the overall quality of care. The Equal Access to Genetic Testing fund assists women for whom genetic testing is indicated and recommended by the cancer care team, but not covered by insurance, and/or for women who are uninsured. HUCC is proud of our unique capacity to provide genetic counseling in a compassionate and culturally competent manner.

HUCC is proud of our unique capacity to provide genetic counseling in a compassionate and culturally competent manner.

To purchase tickets go to:

If you need additional information regarding this request, please feel free to contact Cherie Spencer (202) 865-5399, or via email:


Upcoming Events

  • 25-27, 16th Annual Donna Hopkins "Hoop It Up for Breast Cancer" Basketball Tournament,  Lake Arbor Community Center, 10100 Lake Arbor Way, Mitchelleville, MD


  • 1st Edith P. Wright Foundation (EPW) Kicks-Off Breast Cancer Awareness Month, 8 pm at the Bethesda Blues & Jazz Supper Club, 7719 Wisconsin Avenue, Bethesda, MD
  • 16th Capital Breast Care Center 8th Annual Gift of Life Breakfast Benefit, 8:30 am at the Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center Atrium Hall, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
  • 17th  Walk for a Cure Margaret E. Anderson Georgiana Thomas Grand Chapter 5K Breast Cancer Walk to benefit Howard University Cancer Center
  • 18th Rosemary Williams 2nd Annual Breast Cancer Brunch
  • 18th American Cancer Society 2015 Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk, 10 am, Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, DC


Are you age 40 – 64? 

Are you Uninsured or Underinsured (Medicare Part A)?

If you answered yes to both of these questions then you may be able to get a
Free Mammogram and Pap Test! 

 HUCC Offers a Free Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program for eligible women from the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. 

For more information or to find out if you qualify,
(202) 865-4655. 

*Funded by DC Department of Health
Project WISH*


Leadership in Cancer Care & Research

The unique aspect of Howard University Cancer Center (HUCC) is our natural ability and strength to address cancer disparities with an emphasis on those cancers that disproportionately impact African-Americans, in particular. There are three overarching programmatic areas in the Cancer Center:
(1) cancer biology;
(2) cancer etiology; and
(3) cancer prevention, control, and population sciences;
whereby cancer disparities represent the underlying theme of the research focus... More »»

Speakers' Bureau

Howard University Cancer Center’s Speakers’ Bureau is a resource of oncology professionals available to speak to faith-based organizations, businesses, schools, community-based organizations, civic groups, social clubs and agencies to provide information on a variety of cancer-related topics.

To request a speaker please complete the Speakers’ Bureau request form. Please submit request at least 30 days in advance of the event date. For assistance, please call (202) 865-5399 or (202) 806-7697.

Faculty Publications
Vitamin E succinate induces ceramide-mediated apoptosis in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma in vitro and in vivo. Clin Cancer Res. 2008 Mar 15;14(6):1840-8. Gu X, Song X, Dong Y, Cai H, Walters E, Zhang R, Pang X, Xie T, Guo Y, Sridhar R, Califano JA. Department of Oral Diagnostic Service, College of Dentistry; Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, and Radiation Oncology, and Cancer Center,College of Medicine.
Vitamin E Succinate induces Ceramide-Mediated Apoptosis in head and neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma In vitro and In vivo. Clin Cancer Res. 14, No.6 (15 Mar 2008): 1840-8. Gu Xinbin, Song X, Dong Y, Cai Hui, Walters Eric, Zhang Renshu, Pang Xiaowu, Xie T, Guo Y, Sridhar Rajagopalan, Califano JA.
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