2017 Distinguished Lecture Series: Innovations in Cancer Disparities Research
With support from funding received through the SDSU 2016-2017 Student Success Fee initiative, the Partnership hosted three lectures by innovators in the field of cancer disparities research. Each lecture was followed by Q&A and a post-lecture meet-and-greet/networking session that included faculty, students, and community members.
Colon Cancer Alliance (CCA)
The Partnership raised more than $1,100 for the Colon Cancer Alliance (CCA)through their fundraising efforts and participation in the 2017 San Diego Undy Run/Walk on March 4th, 2017 Funds raised support the efforts of the CCA, which include local initiatives to increase colon cancer screening and nationally-available support resources for patients and families.
2017 Adelante Promotores Conference - ¡Ahora es Cuando!
The Partnership's Community Health Educator (CHE), Carolina López de la Torre, led an interactive workshop at the annual Adelante Promotores conference in San Diego, CA on August 11, 2017. The workshop aimed to educate promotores on community-based research principles using examples from NCI's Screen to Save initiative.
Tenth AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved
Partnership faculty, staff, and graduate students including Dr. Caroline Thompson, Carolina Lopez (CHE), Yazmin San Miguel, and Elizabeth Alpert, presented oral presentations and posters at the Tenth AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved in Atlanta, Georgia September 25th-28th, 2017.
Elizabeth Alpert - Discrepancies in perceptions of colorectal cancer screening and willingness to screen among Federally Qualified Health Center staff and Latino community members
Yazmin San Miguel - Differences in survival for older compared to younger female breast cancer patients in the California Cancer Registry by race/ethnicity, insurance, socioeconomic status, and tumor subtype
Carolina López de la Torre - Feasibility and preliminary impact of the Screen to Save Initiative on colorectal cancer screening knowledge
The Partnership in Pink
On Sunday, October 15, 2017, Partnership faculty, staff, and their families participated in American Cancer Society's annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk in San Diego. The team raised $1,160 for breast cancer research, support services, and early detection.