photo of two health care professionals talking to Black patientDiane Mapes (@double_whammied) writes for Fred Hutch News Service about the disparities in cancer prevention, care and research for Black Americans, and the efforts of teams in the Fred Hutch/University of Washington Cancer Consortium to reduce these inequalities. Featured in her story are a patient advocate who faced racism in her care, a patient navigator who works with Black patients at Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, and a community health educator who works with the Black communities of the Puget Sound area. Image: National Cancer Institute