My sister-in-law passed away in her early forties from breast cancer. Her passing highlighted for my family the fact that Blacks are disproportionately affected by cancer. According to Cancer Facts & Figures for African & Americans, ‘African Americans have the highest death rate and shortest survival of any racial and ethnic group in the US for most cancers.’ Her untimely death influenced my decision to work in the area of cancer research.”
Jeuneviette Bontemps-Jones, MPH, is a senior associate scientist on the Study Management team, in Population Science at the American Cancer Society (ACS). Her team collects data on cancer outcomes Cancer Prevention Study-II (CPS-II) and CPS-3 participants.
Bontemps-Jones began her career at ACS in the Behavioral Research Center managing studies and conducting study evaluations in the areas of tobacco control, social support, and health equity. Currently, she primarily assists in managing the CPS-3 Accelerometry Sub-Study.
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