San Diego State University (SDSU) and the University of California San Diego Moores Cancer Center (UCSD MCC) have worked together on cancer disparities for the past 11 years. The objectives listed were developed through a careful and iterative planning process over the past ten years. The planning process included consultation with our external Program Steering Committee, our Internal Advisory Committee, our Community Liaison Committee (formerly subcommittee), discussions with university and MCC administrators, and consultation with individual investigators.

The overall objectives of the SDSU/UCSD MCC Partnership are to:

  • Enhance cancer research and research training at SDSU
  • Increase the effectiveness of UCSD-MCC in research, research training and career development related    to minorities
  • Advance the body of knowledge in cancer research relevant to underserved ethnic communities
  • Educate and train promising minority scientists in cancer research
  • Increase the number of faculty, scientists, and students engaged in culturally relevant cancer          research and community outreach and education
  • Expand community education and outreach programs and integrate these programs into the           research