The Divison of Cancer Prevention and Control Research (DCPCR) undertakes activities to strengthen its ties to local governmental health departments and community-based agencies in the dissemination of cancer-related information, community capacity-building and the enhancement of community-based participatory research efforts. These activities reach out to underserved low-income and ethnic minority communities and encourage their participation and involvement in setting research agendas.
CORICA: Community Research in Cancer
The UCLA Community Research in Cancer (CORICA) Network is a five-year project funded by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The aim of the CORICA Network is to build community-university partnerships to conduct cancer prevention and control research in underserved communities in Los Angeles and surrounding areas, with the long-term goal of ameliorating racial/ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in the burden of cancer.
AANCART: the Asian American Network for Cancer Awareness, Research and Training
AANCART is the first national cancer prevention and control research initiative funded by the NCI specifically directed at Asian Americans. The goals of AANCART are to develop and implement mechanisms for increasing cancer awareness, research and training among Asian Americans and to reduce the unequal burdens of cancer in the nation’s Asian American communities. The DCPCR is the headquarters for the Los Angeles regional branch. Other branches operate in San Francisco, Seattle, Sacramento, Boston, New York, Honolulu and Houston.
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