As we close another year of progress and successes, we reflect on the story that best represents Cedars-Sinai Cancer: We work purposefully and synergistically to achieve the best future for cancer patients around the globe. We believe these accomplishments belong to everyone—no matter their socioeconomic status, race, gender identity, age, sexual orientation or health history. Through our concentrated efforts to improve care and outcomes for the most vulnerable groups, we are also impacting the future of medicine for all of us.
Our progress has been tangible, encompassing our Community Outreach and Engagement needs assessments; groundbreaking basic science discoveries in breast, bladder, ovarian and prostate cancers; rapid discovery of biomarkers using our artificial intelligence-driven Molecular Twin Precision Oncology Platform; lung cancer screening initiatives in vulnerable communities; and training for researchers from historically marginalized groups across the career continuum. I look forward to sharing our findings with you—findings intended to benefit patients right here and around the world.
Director, Cedars-Sinai Cancer
PHASE ONE Foundation Distinguished Chair and Director at the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute
Professor of Urology, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
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Cedars-Sinai Cancer Community Outreach and Engagement, led by Zul Surani, and staff worked with bilingual and bicultural community health workers, navigators and partners to address cancer health disparities in vulnerable communities by developing and increasing access to cancer prevention and screening through direct-awareness outreach, in-depth workshops, and organizing mobile cancer screening events at federally qualified health centers.
Total individuals reached in Korean, Latino, Black, Filipino and LGBTQIA+ communities
SCREENING OR PREVENTIVE INTERVENTIONS
Breast, colorectal, cervical and lung cancers; HPV vaccinations
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