Welcome

ECANA

Who We Are


ECANA: Endometrial Cancer Action Network for African-Americans

We are a group of women who have come together to create support, community, and empowerment for any African-American woman affected by endometrial cancer. We are patients, doctors, survivors, community advocates, and professional leaders all committed to one purpose – improving the lives of Black women affected by this disease. On this site, we hope you find the community and knowledge you are looking for. If you are ready to give back, we hope you join us in our national efforts to set a new standard of research on this condition. Welcome.

Let's work together!

Our Stories

Watch this video to hear Adrienne, ECANA Steering Group advisor, as she talks about taking initiative to prepare herself with information before going to specialist and follow-up appointments, and how you can take initiative with gathering the knowledge you need.
Watch this video to hear Margie, ECANA Steering Group advisor, talk about how she navigated the medical information coming in after her diagnosis by seeking second and third opinions, the clarity and calm she found in doing so, and how you can go after another opinion, too!
Watch this video to hear Margie from the ECANA Steering Group talk about the relief of finding a doctor she felt at ease with after her community encouraged her to seek another opinion, and how to follow your peace to find a doctor who really gets you.

Education Resources

Research Spotlight

Read Q&A with endometrial cancer researcher, Dr. Ashley Felix, to learn about her take on some of the newest findings about endometrial cancer recurrence affecting Black women and her most recent article: "Endometrial carcinoma recurrence according to race and ethnicity: An NRG Oncology/Gynecologic Oncology Group 210 Study"

Learn the Lingo

Here is a quick reference you can use to start to learn the vocabulary and language you may hear in medical visits.