About Leadership Advisory Boards Catchment Area Contact Us Catchment Area The catchment area of the UCI Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center (CFCCC) is Orange County, California, the sixth-most populated county in the U.S. and a majority-minority county. CFCCC focuses our basic and clinical research on addressing burdens that affect Orange County. Home About Catchment Area The University of California, Irvine (UCI) is the largest research university located in the sixth most populous county in the entire nation. UCI is designated as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution and an Asian American Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education. UCI’s high proportion of Latino and Asian American undergraduate students reflect the diversity of the catchment area. /sites/default/files/svg-icons/flag_0.svg 30% of residents are foreign-born /sites/default/files/svg-icons/languages_0.svg 35 different languages are spoken at home Cancer Burden in our Catchment Area The Community Outreach & Engagement Office analyzes, identifies and characterizes the Catchment Area and the cancer burden within. CFCCC’s priority cancers and risk behaviors are determined based on data and discussions with community and Center leaders. The top five cancers in our Catchment Area over the past three years are skin (melanoma), prostate, breast, brain and nervous system, and non-Hodgkin lymphoma. For females, the highest age-adjusted incidence rates are in breast, lung and bronchus, colon and rectum cancers; the highest mortality rates are in lung and bronchus, breast, colon and rectum cancers. For males, the highest age-adjusted incidence rates are in prostate, lung and bronchus, and colon and rectum cancers, and the highest mortality rates are in lung and bronchus, prostate, colon and rectum cancers. /sites/default/files/svg-icons/skincancer_0.svg Melanoma /sites/default/files/svg-icons/prostate_0.svg Prostate /sites/default/files/svg-icons/breast_1.svg Breast /sites/default/files/svg-icons/brain_1_1.svg Brain and Nervous System /sites/default/files/svg-icons/lymph-nodes.svg Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma Orange County, California is a majority-minority county The catchment area of the UCI Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center (CFCCC) is Orange County, California, which covers nearly 950 square miles and is the third-largest and second-most densely populated county in California, and the sixth-most populated county in the U.S. The county is home to 3.2 million people living in 44 cities and towns. As the only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center based in Orange County, the CFCCC is deeply committed to improving the health and wellbeing of communities through long-standing relationships with community and clinical partners. Home to the largest population of Vietnamese in the U.S. Orange County’s ethnic/racial groups also experience differential burdens with regards to cancer incidence and mortality. Hispanic and Asian females in Orange County have significantly higher rates of cervix, stomach, and liver/bile duct cancers compared to whites; rates of ovary and acute lymphocytic leukemia among the county’s Asian females are in the highest quartiles among all Asian females in CA. Hispanic and Asian males in Orange County also have significantly higher rates of stomach and liver/bile duct cancers, with the rates among Asian males in the highest quartile among all Asian males in CA.