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Welcome to the SDSU / UCSD Cancer Partnership

Our Mission:

The goal of the San Diego State University and UC San Diego Cancer Partnership is to advance cancer health equity through excellence in cancer research, cancer education, and community engagement in San Diego and Imperial Counties.

News, Events, & Important Dates

Community Partnerships

  • Through the work of the Outreach Core, our Partnership fostered impactful community-academic partnerships with all 18 Community Health Centers (CHC) in its region.
  • Our Partnership obtained funding to assess rates of abnormal fecal immunochemical test (FIT) and to characterize colonoscopy referral and completion among 1,229 patients with abnormal FIT from 8 CHCs
  • We implemented an evidence-based, best practices focused patient navigation program for abnormal FIT follow-up (N=137 patients were navigated, and the abnormal FIT follow-up rate improved by 17% (from 25% to 42%)
  • Our Partnership provided no-cost colonoscopies for uninsured patients in collaboration with UCSD’s Colon Health Program. In the past year alone, 15 patients have been referred.

Partnership Applications for 2021 Summer Scholar Program


Our remote Summer 2020 Program was a success!! Undergraduates, click below for important upcoming dates for Summer 2021.

COVID-19 cases continue to increase in SD County. Find materials to help communities do their part in slowing the spread! Go to http://moores.healthdat.org #SDSU #UCSD #COVID19 #FaceCovering

Communities Fighting COVID! is hiring bilingual Tagalog/English Community Health Workers to join our contact tracing workforce. Contact me for the job description and visit http://ListentoSanDiego.org to learn more and apply!

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Our Programs


community outreach

outreach

Fostering community-academic partnerships to support cancer disparities research and dissemination of evidence-based cancer prevention recommendations to underserved communities and their providers.
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community outreach

education

Providing educational and career development opportunities to current and future cancer scientists and physicians, especially those from under-represented populations throughout San Diego.
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community outreach

research

Supporting cancer research by funding state-of-the-art collaborative research projects to create successful, long-term research collaborations between SDSU and UCSD to advance cancer care in San Diego and beyond.
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76

undergraduate students
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62

research papers
in 4 years

Our Institutions