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CREATE logo: Cancer Research Equity and Advocacy Through Engagement

About the CREATE Initiative

The CREATE initiative at UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center works to increase awareness about the importance of cancer clinical trials and partner with community members to address the gaps in clinical research participation.

We want to make sure that patients have all the information they need to participate in decisions about their health, especially when it comes to participation in clinical trials.

Community Events and Engagement

Our team is focused on building clinical trial awareness and providing assistance to address challenges to trial participation. If you or your organization (business, community and/or faith-based, patient advocacy group, etc.) is Interested in learning more about clinical trials and the CREATE initiative, please contact us at

Engaging the Generations: Genetics, Genomics & Black Families

Miss our event? Watch the recording and view resources

This panel event discussed how cancer screening, genetic testing, and knowing your family’s history play a role in your health and wellness. We also discussed the impact of having candid family dialogues to better understand and confront cancer risks within Black families.

Download the Conversation Guide and Family Health History Tree to use at upcoming family gatherings as a practical tool to get the conversations flowing with loved ones.

For Patients

Information about clinical trials, and how you can participate. Get your questions answered about clinical trials.

Patient Resources

Physician meets with patient in a clinic setting

“Clinical trials are an integral component of high-quality cancer care, and every person with cancer should have the opportunity to participate.”

–American Society of Clinical Oncology