Professional Development

CCARE’s professional training initiatives aim to disseminate best practices in cancer care to providers in underserved communities by ensuring existing faculty members are kept up to date on best practices, while training a new generation of clinicians and researchers in these innovative methods.
City of Hope’s  Continuing Medical Education program, under the direction of  Robert J. Morgan, Jr., M.D., emphasizes current strategies designed to increase awareness and servicing of community-specific health needs.
Dr. Ashing is currently training three postdoctoral fellows. Two Fellows received funding under the City of Hope/California State University, L.A P20 mechanism awarded to principal investigator Susan Kane, Ph.D.
Summer Academy
Annually, CCARE mentors high school and college students through the Summer Student Academy
Cancer Equity Forum 
View our 2014  flyer here.
In recognition of Minority Cancer Awareness Week, CCARE brings together scientists, physicians, health advocates and policymakers at a forum to grapple with inequity issues. The inaugural forum, titled “Can Communities Win the War on Cancer by Partnering with Science?”, focused on medical and scientific developments in cancer prevention and control, clinical trials, personalized medicine and biospecimen banking, with particular focus on underrepresented and underserved populations. About 70 participants came together to improve awareness and build relationships that will help reduce health inequity. 
City of Hope speakers included  Lucille Leong, M.D., clinical professor of medical oncology,  Jeffrey Weitzel, M.D., director of the Division of Clinical Cancer Genetics, and Julio Garcia-Aguilar, M.D., Ph.D., former chair of the Department of Surgery. Presentations from experts in oncology, genetics and personalized medicine and a community partners’ panel rounded out the evening’s forum. The community partners panel included Rita Singhal, M.D., M.P.H., of the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health’s Office of Women’s Health, Jasmin Ramirez of the American Cancer Society, Lucy Young and Carol Wang of the Herald Cancer Association, Eudora Mitchell of the Witness Project and Esperanza y Vida, Zul Surani of the USC Norris Patient Education and Outreach Center, and cancer survivor Kommah McDowell of the Kommah Seray Inflammatory Breast Cancer Foundation. CCARE and our community partners will continue to collaborate closely on scientific studies and community based cancer education and screening programs to increase minority participation in research, improve cancer prevention efforts and early detection. CCARE is committed to educating and empowering communities, through combining scientific knowledge with community wisdom and action, for a greater voice in cancer prevention and research and to equalize health outcomes for all. Watch footage from last year's lectures here.