"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

Grupo de Apoyo para personas que cuidan a un paciente de cancer en Español

Primer Lunes del mes de 6:30pm-7:30pm empezando el 7 de Abril del 2014.

Caregiver Support Group in English  

1st Monday of the month from 6:30pm-7:30pm: Beginning May 2014.

Grupo de Apoyo en Español para mujeres que tienen cancer (cualquier tipo) y quienes son etapas 0-3 (Solo para pacientes).

2do Jueves del mes de 10:30am-11:30am empezando el 10 de Abril del 2014

Support Group in English for women who have cancer (any type) and who are Stage 0-3.  For the cancer patient only

2nd Thursday of every month from 10:30a.m.-11:30a.m. Beginning April 10, 2014

Location/Locación:  CRCD 444 S. 8th Street, Suite B-3, El Centro, CA  92243

to register please call: 760-353-6571.

Para registrarse llamar al: 760-353-6571


Services Offered/Servicios que ofrecemos

  • 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