About the Partnership and its Programs

In 2009, with funding from the National Institute of Health, the CDU/UCLA Cancer Center Partnership to Eliminate Cancer Health Disparities was established between the CDU Division of Cancer Research and Training and the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center to further address cancer health disparities. Our mission is to design and conduct basic, clinical, applied, translational and prevention research programs directed toward reducing cancer incidence, morbidity and mortality in the underserved and minority communities which face cancer health disparities in Service Planning Area 6 (SPA 6) of Los Angeles.

Education and Training Program

Our Education and Training Program provides educational experiences and a mentored research environment that fosters cancer research and offers substantive training to students, faculty, and postdoctoral fellows through collaborative research projects. It exposes undergraduates, medical students, graduate students and faculty to careers and/or training in cancer research. Making programs available allows for development of successful and competent cancer researchers who will make an impact on our ability to reduce and eliminate cancer health disparities among racial and ethnic minority and socio-economically disadvantaged populations.


Our team of dedicated researchers have extensive experience in conducting cancer research that integrates clinical, basic, and community based investigations. Our research projects are aimed at addressing health disparities in the areas of breast, colon, prostate, and gynecological cancers. The Clinical Research resource and Recruitment resource aim to recruit diversity patients and investigators into cancer health disparities research activities. The outcomes of these efforts have resulted in the development of translational cancer research focused in cancer health disparities.

Community Outreach

Our Outreach Research Program is designed to promote cancer prevention and control as well as improve the quality of life and cancer related outcomes among minority and socioeconomically disadvantaged populations. The program uses community-partnered participatory research principles to foster a two-way transfer of ideas, concerns, expertise, and results between all stakeholders. This enables the creation of new knowledge to be used in development of novel outreach activities and services along with implementation of innovative public health policy.

Please contact us at:

Phone #: (323) 563-4853

e-mail: cancerresearch@cdrewu.edu

The CDU/UCLA Cancer Center Partnership is supported by the National Cancer Institute under award number's U54CA143931 & U54CA143930


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