Cancer Resource Centre Campaign

Our object is to preserve and protect the health of people in particular but not exclusively from Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) and low-income communities living with or affected by cancer by providing and assisting in the provision of:

BME Cancer Communities (BMECC) is now a registered Charity.   BMECC was formerly operating arm of Cancer Communities Community CIC which was established in 2009.  The constitution of the new charity is that of a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO).

BMECC's object is: To preserve and protect the health of people in particular but not exclusively from Black and Minority Ethnic (BME) and low-income communities living with or affected by cancer by providing and assisting in the provision of:

BMECC's Director, Rose Thompson created this video to launch a fund raising campaign on World Cancer Day, Saturday 4th February 2017, for the Sistas Against Cancer support group which was recently established in Nottingham.

The aim is to have a network of such groups nationwide. You can support her campaign using this link to her Campaign Page .

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The following is our copyright policy concerning the use of any BME Cancer Communities (BMECC) materials on the Internet.

BMECC's fundamental policy on making BMECC-copyrighted content available on the Internet is simple:
All electronic BMECC materials should reside on a BMECC site. However, links to BMECC sites and particular BMECC web pages are greatly encouraged. Nevertheless, we acknowledge that anyone may include scattered quotations of copyrighted materials on his or her web site as long as such quotation would be considered "fair use" according to the U.K Copyright Act. As it concerns the use of BMECC materials, we interpret fair use as follows:

  • No website may publish a majority (more than 50%) of any complete work. A complete work is defined as any complete published entity. For example, any whole booklet, chapter of a book, book, article, etc. would be considered a complete published entity; 
  • Quoted BMECC material may not constitute a majority of any page's content (i.e., more than 50% of any one Web page), 
  • Any quotation taken from BMECC publications should be given a proper citation, including the author's name, the title of the work, the title of the source, the publisher, the place and date of publication, and the exact page number(s) or URL from which the quotation was taken. We realize that this can be a laborious task, but it is in keeping with the long-established norms for attributing quoted material to its proper source.

Finally, we do not allow the downloading of any BMECC publication in electronic format, except when purchased from an authorised distributor or specifically authorized in writing by BMECC. Furthermore, we do not allow the distribution of any BMECC publication in electronic format except for those authorized by BMECC to do so. This includes any purchased publication that has been converted for use on other platforms such as PDAs, etc. Downloading for so-called "personal use" is also prohibited.

BME Cancer Communities is a Charitable Incorporarted Organisation (CIO) specialising in the support, development and delivery of BME specific cancer services and provision for UK BME communities affected by cancer.

Our Mission is:

To address cancer inequalities within black and minority ethnic(BME)and low income communities through the development and delivery of relevant services including:

  • Raising BME cancer awareness in the community and amongst health professionals;
  • Addressing cancer related health inequalities currently affecting BME communities;
  • Empowering BME community members to make informed choices about available supportive services;
  • Supporting staff in health and social care services, who work with BME community members affected by cancer;
  • Signposting BME health workers and health service providers to appropriate supportive services, and relevant BME cancer related evidence;
  • Building an effective long-term BME community based, community led amd community driven service; to develop and provide culturally sensitive and appropriate cancer resources;
  • Developing and producing related evidence via surveys and research; and
  • Influencing positive changes in UK healthcare services.

Our Team

Our principal founders include a BME Cancer Information Specialist/Consultant who is a qualified radiotherapy radiographer with over 30 years experience of working in the NHS and the voluntary sector. She has worked with diverse ethnic groups affected by cancer and advises leading public bodies including major cancer charities, and the Department of Health. Our advisors are professionals with expertise across a wide range of public and voluntary sector service; community and professional volunteers are valued and involved in the delivery of our services.

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