Programs of the Office of Community Outreach and Engagement
USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center




Ronnie Lippin Patient Navigation and Support Program: The Ronnie Lippin Cancer Support and Navigation Program at USC provides information about cancer treatments to disadvantaged populations. Some of the program’s services include bilingual support, dissemination of culturally sensitive and evidence-based research and providing local and national resources to patients and caregivers.

ADELANTE Program: Adelante is a weekly physical activity program that takes place at the Hazard Recreation Center Gym. Adelante originated as a physical therapy program for cancer survivors but has since expanded to include all members of the community. Program participants can take part in activities such as folklore dancing, aerobics, kickboxing, meditation and yoga. To best serve members of the community, all Adelante program services and materials are provided in English and Spanish. Materials might also be available in other languages upon request. Adelante staff also connect any program members who have been impacted by cancer with information and representatives from the Ronnie Lippin Cancer Support and Navigation Program.

C4SPA4 Program: Comprehensive Cancer Coalition in Service Planning Area 4, serves potential cancer patients, including people experiencing potential symptoms, people with hereditary predispositions to cancer and people who are exposed to elements known to increase the risk of cancer.

Sailors Program: The purpose for this program is to develop and test a multilingual/multicultural community outreach and engagement intervention pilot project on gastrointestinal cancer at the Los Angeles USC (LAC+USC) Medical Center in partnership with the office of Community Outreach and Engagement at the Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, to conduct outreach and engage Hispanics/Latinx and Korean Americans cancer patients and their caregivers in evidence-based education, cultural enrichment practices, comprehensive lifestyle redesign and sustainable self-care in a culturally and language competent manner.

CaRE2 Program: The Florida-California Cancer Research Education & Engagement (CaRE2) Health Equity Center Focus on Blacks and Latinos across both coasts understanding subpopulations and capturing heterogeneity within these populations through approaches that go from the molecule to the community regarding Prostate cancer and Pancreatic cancer. Including advocates/survivors across all efforts.

NON CHE Program: It focuses on two areas: 1) Human Papillomavirus (HPV) outreach and increasing vaccination rates among children/adolescents in underserved communities; and 2) Outreach/education to promote and reduce barriers to participation in Clinical Trials (CT) among diverse Hispanic/Latinos (H/L). These areas and population of focus are consistent with priorities of the USC Norris parent grant in the catchment area.

Lazarex Program: As part of the Lazarex Cancer Foundation, it is a comprehensive approach to improving patient enrollment, retention, minority participation and equitable access in oncology clinical trials (CT). The Lazarex Cancer Foundation (LCF) provides financial assistance to advanced-stage cancer patients who want to participate in U.S. Food and Drug Administration–approved clinical trials. Prior to financial assistance, a program coordinator from LCF's Improving Patient Access to Cancer Clinical Trials (IMPACT) educates eligible patients on open trials, how and why they are conducted and how they can be viable treatment options. The USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center supports LCF’s mission and is one of 20 national comprehensive cancer centers currently facilitating the IMPACT program on-site.