About Leadership Advisory Boards Belonging, Equity & Empowerment (BEE) Scene Contact Us Catchment Area CFCCC Catchment Area 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. 30% of residents are foreign-born and 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 the 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 women, 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 bonchus, and colon and rectum cancers, and the highest mortality rates are in lung and bronchus, prostate, colon and rectum cancers. Orange County, California is a majority-minority county The catchment area of the UCI Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center (CFCCC) is Orange County (OC), 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. OC is home to 3.2 million people living in 44 cities and towns. The CFCCC is the only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center based in OC. We are deeply committed to improving the health and wellbeing of communities in OC through our longstanding 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 women 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 country's Asian women are in the highest quartiles among all Asian women in CA. Hispanic and Asian men 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. Catchment Area Dashboard Learn more about our Catchment Area by using the Catchment Area Dashboard to visualize information about the cancer incidence and mortality in Orange County. For questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.