The Collaborative on Equity in Rural Cancer Care (CERCC) aims to generate transdisciplinary improvement in the delivery of evidence-based rural cancer care through clinical, research, and educational activities.

Areas of Focus

Geographic Access to Cancer Care:  Identification, development, and testing of interventions designed to overcome geographic barriers to accessing high-quality cancer care. 

Decision Psychology in Oncology:  Characterization of, and improvement in, how patients and clinicians make decisions related to cancer care.

Bioethics and Cancer Care Delivery:  Investigation of the ethical underpinnings of health equity and justice as they relate to ensuring that high-quality cancer care is available to all patients in need.


David I. Shalowitz, MD, MSHP

Director, Health Equity and Community Outreach

(269) 382-2500

Division of Gynecologic Oncology

West Michigan Cancer Center

200 N. Park St.
Kalamazoo, MI 49007


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