2019 California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine – Office of the Governor of the State of California – $3MIL, 3YR Grant Award
The project, Reducing Cancer Disparities through Innovative Community-Academic Partnership to Advance Access and Delivery of Precision Medicine in Monterey County, will focus on improving access and effectiveness of precision medicine for low-income and racial/ethnic minorities living in Monterey County and diagnosed with breast, prostate, colon and lung cancers. The Latino Cancer Institute is teamed with SPHERE (Stanford Precision Health for Ethnic and Racial Equity), the Stanford Cancer Institute, the Cancer Patients Alliance, Clinica de Salud del Valle de Salinas and Pacific Cancer Care on this unique project. 23 institutions vied for these grants and only 3 were awarded. Click here to read more about this grant.
This research project, Latino Community Education Tool on Hereditary Breast Cancer, launched in partnership with Laura Fejerman, Ph.D., Fejerman Labs, UCSF, was funded to develop and test a hereditary breast cancer. It includes a training curriculum for community health workers (CHW’s) aka
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This research grant, Developing An Online Training Mechanism for a Guided, Bilingual Learning Program for Latinas on Hereditary Breast Cancer, was launched in partnership with Co-PI, Lisa Goldman Rosas,
Operating Fund Grant
Operating Fund Grant
2018 The Brandwynne Fund – $5,000
Granted in the name of labor lawyer, Al Meyerhoff, called a legal voice for the poor by the New York Times. Meyerhoff, 61, the husband of TLCI National Advisory Council member, Marcia Brandwynne, died in 2008 of complications from leukemia. This grant supports TLCI’s web development.
This grant, A Community Approach to Increase Knowledge and Engagement In Precision Medicine, was awarded to develop a marketing and dissemination plan for The Latino Cancer Institute to advance precision medicine awareness and engagement in the Latino community. It will be utilized in concert with our Online Training Portal to drive TLCI membership which includes access to the training portal.
Special Projects Partners
This project, Survey of English and Spanish Speaking Clinical Trials Patients, aims to understand the Latino patient clinical trial experience and how to improve it; learn from the Latino patient clinical trial experience how to increase knowledge, culturally tailor education, outreach, and recruitment; and develop an adaptable model of community engagement for other diverse communities.