Grandma's Hands

They may be old and wrinkled, rough and worn, but grandma’s hands pack a powerful punch in this unique program to help African-American women understand the importance of participating in clinical cancer trials.

Grandma’s Hands is a program created to reduce cancer disparities in the minority community by teaching older women about the importance of breast cancer prevention and treatment as well as the value of participation in clinical trials and research. The program uses traditional social networks like church gatherings, sewing circles, book or Bible study groups at home or other community settings as stages for speakers to talk about clinical trials. Participants are encouraged to then disseminate the information learned to others in the community.

To learn more about this program or other resources available from the Diversity Enhancement Program, please call (614) 293-7020. 

The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) 460 W. 10th Avenue, Columbus, OH 43210 Phone: 1-800-293-5066 | Email: