Comprehensive Cancer Center Receives $6.3 million to address disparities for Latinos, Asians and Blacks

September 21, 2018

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, an Organized Research Unit overseen by the UC Davis Office of Research, has received a $6.3 million grant from the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities for a 5-year study to tease out why some ethnic and racial minority groups fare worse than whites when they get cancer and to find more precise treatments to improve their chances of survival.

The new, collaborative study engages four of the University of California’s NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers: UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center at UCLA, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center at UC Irvine. The four centers are part of the recently created UC Cancer Center Consortium, and their patient population is among the most diverse in the U.S.




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