In order to address health inequalities, partnering directly with communities affected by disparities gives the SCI the best chance of identifying strategies to reverse these trends.  Community stakeholders, individuals and organizations, are critical for understanding the needs of the constituents they represent. They are instrumental towards identifying potential strategies to address cancer disparities and implement research.

Community Education

The SCI Community SEED is an initiative to deliver cancer-related science learning and dialogue that is socially and culturally relevant for the community.

The SCI hosts the annual SCI Breast Cancer and African Americans Conference, which focuses on breast cancer disparities in African American populations in the Greater SF Bay Area and surrounding counties. Event includes informative dialogue with clinicians, researchers, health professionals, cancer survivors, caregivers, advocates, and other key stakeholders in the African American community.

Become a Community Partner with SCI

  • Are you concerned about cancer rates in your community and searching for answers?
  • Are you planning a community event or activity promoting cancer awareness?
  • Does your organization need technical support for program planning and/or evaluation?
  • Are you interested in conducting research with a SCI investigator?

The SCI is eager to develop and support partnerships and community-driven research and activities.  Please contact us to learn more.

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Community Advisory Board

The mission of the Stanford Cancer Institute (SCI) Community Advisory Board (CAB) is to incorporate the perspectives of the diverse community in our catchment area in the planning, implementation, evaluation and dissemination of activities of the Stanford Cancer Institute (SCI), including its cancer-related research (basic, translational, clinical and population-based science), clinical care, and community outreach, education, and engagement.