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designated cancer center

Community Education

NCI Cancer Information Service (CIS)

For nearly 30 years, the National Cancer Institute's Cancer Information Service (CIS) has provided the latest cancer information to patients, their families, health professionals and the public. For more information, please visit the pages for the NCI Cancer Information Service.

Asian Liver Center at Stanford

Hepatitis B accounts for 80 percent of all liver cancer cases. Today nearly 15 percent of Asian Americans are infected with the virus; of these individuals, one in four will eventually die of liver cancer. The Asian Liver Center at Stanford is the only non-profit organization in the United States dedicated to addressing this disproportionately high incidence of hepatitis B and liver cancer among Asians and Asian Americans. In 2001, the center launched the Jade Ribbon Campaign, which brings together 400 community organizations in a joint effort to educate local Asian and Pacific Islander (API) American populations about the risks they face. For more information about the Asian Liver Center, please visit them online.

Faculty Initiatives

Faculty members pursue a range of community-based activities aimed at improving cancer awareness and support services and promoting clinical trial recruitment among minority and underserved populations. These community leaders include Amreen Husain, MD; Kim Rhoads, MD; LaVera Crowley, MD; Janine Giese-Davis, PhD; and David Spiegel, MD, among others.


Free Online Course & CME Credit Option on Cancer Clinical Trials Education and Recruitment

The free 1-hour internet-based course sponsored by the Stanford University School of Medicine, Practical tips to improve Asian American participation in cancer clinical trials, is presented by the Stanford Cancer Institute in collaboration with the Asian American Cancer Network for Cancer Awareness, Research and Training and the Asian Alliance for Health, Inc. The course discusses about cancer clinical trials, cultural humility, educational resources, and tips for reinforcing change in practice to improve outcomes in Asian American clinical trial participation. It is designed to meet the educational needs of a national audience of physicians, allied health and public health professionals who specialize in family practice, primary care, internal medicine, oncology and cancer control.

The course is accessible to registered users on the website. After completion, learners have the option of taking a Continuing Medical Education (CME) exam offered by the Stanford University School of Medicine. The Stanford University School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. The $20 CME processing fee will be waived for the first 200 learners who complete all CME activities required for this course. For more information about the course and CME credit, please visit the Cancer Clinical Trials Course website on

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