Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access at the Dempsey Center

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access

The Dempsey Center provides a haven of support where anyone whose world is disrupted by cancer can regain a sense of control and begin to make sense of their new normal.

We are passionate about wellbeing—for our clients, staff, Board, volunteers, donors, and greater Dempsey Center community. To that end, we are committed to building a culture of belonging that reflects all people affected by cancer and where members of every age, race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, ability, and religion feel welcome, seen, heard, and supported.

Reproductive Health Statement

On June 24, 2022, the Supreme Court of the United States issued its ruling in Dobbs v. Jackson, overruling the decision from the 1973 case, Roe v. Wade, and leaving issues regarding patient rights to access abortion services to be decided by individual states. 

The Dempsey Center joins in the statements issued by other organizations dedicated to the fight against cancer, such as the American Cancer Society (statement here) and the Association for American Cancer Institutes (AACI).

In particular: As a nonprofit entity whose mission is to make life better for people impacted by cancer, the Dempsey Center is not taking sides on the Supreme Court recent decision. We believe that everyone, no matter where they live, should have a fair and just opportunity to prevent, find, treat, and survive cancer. The Dempsey Center opposes any action that results in limiting the number of facilities or clinics where people can receive access to affordable cancer screening, or that impedes or undermines early diagnosis of cancer, evidence-based cancer treatment, or fertility preservation. Further, the Dempsey Center opposes any action that may negatively impact cancer patients and their families, especially where here, it may disproportionately affect communities of color.

To achieve our mission, the Dempsey Center is committed to the delivery of evidence-based, integrative cancer care. Consistent with the Dempsey Center model of diversity, equity, inclusion, and access, we will continue to commit to providing a safe haven for all cancer patients and their loved ones, regardless of their medical choices with respect to reproductive care. 

Who We Serve

The impact of a cancer diagnosis goes far beyond the patient and often far beyond diagnosis and treatment. Here at the Dempsey Center, we serve all those impacted by cancer—at any phase of the journey.

People with a Cancer Diagnosis

Whether recently diagnosed or in active treatment, find personalized help for your biggest concerns no matter where you are on your journey.

Care Partners

Moving through the cancer journey with a loved one can take an emotional and physical toll on the care partner which is often overlooked. Take care of yourself and your loved one through support for care partners.

Family and Friends

Have a friend, family member, co-worker, or other loved one experiencing a cancer diagnosis? Find emotional and physical support for yourself throughout the journey.


Anxiety, fear, and physical side effects can extend even years into survivorship. Get support for any issue as you embark on life as a cancer survivor. 

How to Begin

Discover the support that the Dempsey Center can provide for you throughout your cancer journey. Whether you are a patient, survivor, care partner, family member, or friend, we are here for you.