"Who We Are"

The Cancer Resource Center of the Desert (CRCD) is the only non-profit community-based organization providing cancer Patient Navigation to persons in the Imperial Valley community.  The CRCD Patient Navigation program is a comprehensive service that has benefited cancer patients since September 2006. CRCD continually strives to improve the quality of service and has expanded its programs to meet the multiple and growing needs of the community. CRCD bridges the gaps in the fragmentation of cancer care that occurs when consumers are in emotional distress; do not understand their diagnosis or treatment plan; are unfamiliar with the cancer healthcare system; and are uninformed regarding their insurance coverage. CRCD’s innovative service ensures a positive effect on quality, cost, and satisfaction of the consumer and clinical team.

Support Group Information

Support Group: We are currently working on a new schedule.

Grupo de Apoyo: Estamos trabajando en un horario nuevo.  


Services Offered

  • Support Groups
  • Grupos de Apoyo

  • Patient Navigator Program
  • Programa de Navegación para los pacientes

  • Resource Library
  • Biblioteca de Información

  • Information Specialists
  • Especialistas de Información

  • Quarterly Newsletter: The Desert Lily Advocate
  • Revista trimestral— “El Lirio Defensor del Desierto” 

  • Educational Seminars and Health Fairs
  • Seminarios Educativos y Ferias de Salud

  • “Network of Care” Program
  • Programa “Red de Cuidados”

  • The Consultation Planning Process
  • Proceso de Consulta y Planeación


New!! Online Patient Referral

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Patient Services

  • Information Delivery
  • Patient Advocacy
  • Information Specialists

Patient Navigation

  • Volunteer Visitors
  • Volunteer Drivers Medical
  • Provider Liaisons
  • Support Programs