Comprehensive SDSU/UCSD Cancer Center Partnership
San Diego State University (SDSU) and the University of California at San Diego (UCSD) share a long history of collaboration that includes research, joint graduate programs, and outreach programs designed to enhance the well-being of diverse communities. Located in one of the most ethnically diverse regions of the country, projects and programs have focused on a wide array of traditionally underserved communities. The collaborative Partnership planning process has built critical infrastructure to implement a successful Comprehensive Partnership.
The overall goals of the Comprehensive SDSU-UCSD Cancer Partnership are to enhance cancer research and research training at SDSU; increase the effectiveness of the UCSD Cancer Center (UCSD-CC) in research, research training and career development related to minorities; and to continue the development of effective research, education, and outreach programs that will have an impact on the elimination of cancer disparities. The specific objectives are to: (1) Advance the body of knowledge in cancer research relevant to underserved ethnic communities; (2) Educate and train promising minority scientists in cancer research; (3) Increase the number of faculty, scientists, and students engaged in culturally relevant cancer research and community outreach and education; and (4) Expand community education and outreach programs and integrate these programs into the research.