Upcoming Events

AVON 39: Walk to End Breast Cancer

Join members of the Howard University community during AVON 39 weekend and help raise funds to crush breast cancer.

Supporters can independently register on the AVON 39 site or donate on behalf of Howard's Dr. Pamela Coleman who will be participating in the walk.

The Washington, DC walk will take place April 30th, 2016 - May 1st, 2016

The Concert To Conquer Cancer

An evening of gospel and inspirational music for cancer patients, survivors, caregivers, and cancer health care professionals

Thursday, April 28, 2016
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Walter Lester Henry Towers Auditorium

Admission is free, but tickets are required

Reserve tickets by calling 202-806-7697 or online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-concert-to-conquer-cancer-tickets-22750959733

“Men Take Ten”
& Prostate Health Education Network (PHEN)

Prostate Health Awareness Clubs (PHACs)

2nd Wednesday of the Month:
5:30 P.M. – 7:30 P.M.
April 13th | May 11th | June 8th

Howard University Cancer Center
 Rm. #201 (2nd floor)
2041 Georgia Avenue, NW
(5th St. entrance)
Washington, DC 20060

(202) 806-7697 or (202) 865-4653


The mission of PHACs is to provide a safe and confidential environment to enable men to discuss, share and learn more about prostate health.



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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