The partnership between CDU and UCLA Jonsson Cancer Center seeks to “Eliminate Cancer Health Disparities in Minority and Underserved Populations.” The Division of Cancer Research and Training at CDU and the JCCC have partnered on research projects for many years. The overarching goals of the CDU-UCLA Cancer Partnership Program are to significantly increase the number of minority scientists in cancer research and to enhance the cancer outreach programs at CDU to address significant disparities in cancer among minority populations. Research projects and pilots in partnership between CDU and UCLA are aimed at addressing health disparities in the areas of breast, colon, prostate, and gynecological cancers. Two additional resources, Clinical Research Resource and Recruitment Resource, aim to diversity patient and researcher recruitment into cancer health disparities research activities. The program components are 1) research projects; 2) the mentoring of students and junior investigators; 3) the training seminar series; 4) enhancing CDU’s integrated clinical and tissue biorepository database on minority subjects; 5) enhancing community participation; 6) improving clinical trials; and 7) increasing faculty recruitment.

Last updated
November 20, 2023