for people ages 18-80 (full criteria)
Healthy Volunteers
healthy people welcome
at UC Davis
study started
completion around
Principal Investigator
by Julie Dang, Ph.D. (ucdavis)



The University of California Davis, Comprehensive Cancer Center's (UCDCCC) Office of Community Outreach and Engagement (OCOE) serves the 19 catchment counties which approximately consists of 5 million residents. Currently, the overall catchment population cancer screening rates fall below 80%. The aim of OCOE is to increase cancer education (prevention, screening, and vaccination) and training. Through education, and encouraging participation in routine screening for early detection, this can help increase cancer knowledge. In addition to cancer education, OCOE wants to educate community members regarding modifiable risk factors which include tobacco usage, being overweight/obese (physical inactivity/poor nutrition), and lack of immunizations. By increasing knowledge of cancer prevention, screening, and vaccination this will help community members become more aware of their cancer risk.

Official Title

Engaging Diverse and Underserved Communities in Cancer Awareness Training and Education (EDUCATE)


Objective: To determine the effects of health education, outreach, and training activities on cancer control and prevention knowledge, attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors among the University of California Davis, Comprehensive Cancer Center's (UCDCCC) catchment area residents. There are 3 Specific Aims for EDUCATE.

Specific Aim 1: To educate catchment area residents on modifiable risk factors for cancer (e.g., screening, behavior, vaccination) and the importance of participation in cancer research.

Specific Aim 2: Provide participants with educational materials on cancer prevention, screening, and vaccination.

Specific Aim 3: Evaluate the effectiveness of the health education, outreach, and training through the analyses of quantitative and qualitative data collected from the health education activities.


Cancer Awareness and Prevention Education, Education, Cancer Prevention, Cancer Knowledge, Diverse, Underserved Communities, Cancer Awareness, University of California, Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center's Catchment Area Population


You can join if…

Open to people ages 18-80

- UCDCCC (University of California, Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center) Catchment Area Population

You CAN'T join if...

- Above age 80


  • University of California, Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center accepting new patients
    Sacramento California 95817 United States

Lead Scientist at University of California Health

  • Julie Dang, Ph.D. (ucdavis)
    Assistant Adjunct Professor, Public Health Sciences, School of Medicine. Authored (or co-authored) 23 research publications


accepting new patients
Start Date
Completion Date
University of California, Davis
Study Type
Expecting 1500 study participants
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