The Cancer Patient Education Network and the American Association for Cancer Education stand together with other healthcare organizations to condemn racism and the resulting health disparities. Police violence is a public health issue. It has an immediate impact, but it also has a profound and long-term impact on stress, mental health, and other social determinants of health in too many communities today. This is the result of a decades-long failure to build equity and inclusion and to address the underlying social determinants of health. We condemn anti-Black police violence and all other forms of structural anti-Black racism, and we commit to continuing the conversation at the 2020 International Cancer Education Conference, for which the theme is Using Cancer Education to Address Social Determinants of Health.

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The American Association for Cancer Education (AACE) was founded in 1947 as the Cancer Coordinators (an association of cancer educators from US medical and dental schools who met annually to discuss problems and methods of mutual interest). In 1967, the Cancer Coordinators became the American Association for Cancer Education.