Current News and Updates

June 16, 2020
“Racism, discrimination and inequality in healthcare. A proposal of comprehensive guidelines as a collective response.”
A Letter & Resources from our Medical Director Daniel Vicario M.D

The events that we’ve been seeing occur over the last several months are a reminder of the pervasive racism, discrimination and inequality that unfortunately continues to transpire in our country. It affects our population on all levels, and especially those who are dealing with a serious illness. For cancer patients and those who care for them, this is particularly concerning and harmful. We would like to share a few articles that bring to light the longstanding and persistent discrimination we sadly continue to experience in our country.

  1. American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Responding to Racism and Health Inequality as a Cancer Care Community, June 2020
  2. American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Stands Against Racial Discrimination and Inequality, June 2020
  3. Harvard Health Racism and discrimination in health care for providers and patients, January 2017
  4. Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Academic medical leaders and learners reflect on police brutality, racism, and the path forward, June 2020
  5. The Cancer Letter Here’s what cancer groups say about police brutality and health disparities, June 2020
  6. The Washington Post The cure for racial disparities in health care is known. It’s the willingness to fix it that’s lagging, April 2020
  7. Conscious Healing Initiative, Healing Our Nation Addressing Systemic Trauma with Communities of Color, June 2020

With gratitude, warm regards and best wishes,
Dr. Daniel Vicario and the SDCRI Team

Our Vision

The San Diego Cancer Research Institute is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to accelerating the development and availability of cutting-edge cancer therapies, and to improving through comprehensive integrative approaches, the quality of life for cancer patients.

Our Mission

The San Diego Cancer Research Institute was co-founded by Dr. Mark J. Adler and Dr. Daniel Vicario in 1998 after several years of looking into better ways to help people with cancer. We believe in a multi-disciplinary approach to wellness. Our primary goals are to help cancer patients gain quick access to state-of-the-art ‘bench-to-bedside’ medical treatment and to provide them with optimal physical, emotional and spiritual guidance to challenge their illness.


The San Diego Cancer Research Institute remains active in its mission of education, collaboration, and research. As many are aware, SDCRI’s free services facility in Encinitas closed in December 2014. Since then, SDCRI has continued its education and research collaborative efforts with several other respectable institutions and has remained an active web-based resource.
We will continue to update our webpage with news, Integrative and Genomic Research updates, Nutrition and Oncology blogs, Dr. Paul Brenner’s Blog, the latest info on the Hope Made Visible Project, educational programs, videos, resources and more.

With love, deep gratitude and much appreciation,

SDCRI Integrative Oncology leadership


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