Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada Creates New Scholarship for Touro University Nevada Students

The new scholarship will help students who are interested in oncology
Nov 14, 2014

Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada (CCCN), a long-standing community partner of Touro University Nevada, has established a scholarship for students pursuing a Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine or Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree who are interested in the field of oncology.

Through the Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada Scholarship, Touro University Nevada can provide the additional financial support that attracts exceptional and diverse students to the institution. The newly announced scholarship provides much needed financial assistance to deserving students and will recognize excellence in academic performance and research.

“I’m thrilled that Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada is supporting our students with this much-needed scholarship funding,” said Shelley Berkley, CEO and Senior Provost of Touro University Nevada. “These scholarships will make an absolutely important difference in our students being able to pursue their academic goals and it is a wonderful demonstration of CCCN’s commitment to our community’s future healthcare providers.”

This new financial commitment to Touro University Nevada students adds to numerous years of prior educational commitment from CCCN with the university. In addition to adjunct professorships, the organization also provides mentorship of currently enrolled students to aide in their professional growth. CCCN prides itself on its highly talented physicians who are all committed to education, research and the future of healthcare in the Las Vegas.

“Touro University Nevada has been a long-standing partner of ours in the medical community and we are excited to support their admirable efforts with this scholarship,” said James Kilber, MBA, Executive Director of Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada. “When it comes to investing in our community, we can think of no better place to start than with the emerging, dedicated minds that will shape the next chapter of medical care in our community.

The Touro Scholarship Fund is a campus-wide program designed to provide students with the financial assistance needed to meet their educational expenses. The fund administers merit-and need-based academic scholarships as well as scholarships intended for students in particular programs or areas of study. Scholarships also benefit students in disadvantaged situations, such as financial hardship and those who otherwise might not have the opportunity to pursue their degrees. As the cost of educational programs continues to climb, the availability of financial aid is often the determining factor in whether a student can pursue a degree.

Established in 2004, Touro University Nevada, Southern Nevada’s largest medical school, has been deeply invested in improving healthcare in the state by graduating more than 135 future doctors each year. Added scholarship funding to recognize talent in this realm will increase the potential for learning and research, resulting in further benefit to the community.

Physicians at CCCN provide medical oncology, hematology, radiation oncology and breast surgery services. With a specialized physician and nursing staff, CCCN offers state-of-the-art technologies, the latest advancements in cancer treatment and clinical research through its national affiliations with The US Oncology Network and UCLA’s Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. Over the years, CCCN has received many awards and certifications for its oncology services and business practices.

About Touro University Nevada (TUN)

Touro University Nevada (TUN) is a private, non-profit, Jewish-sponsored institution established to help address critical needs in health care and education and as a resource for community service in the state of Nevada. TUN opened its doors in 2004 and is now home to more than 1,300 students, in a wide variety of degree programs including osteopathic medicine, physician assistant studies, education, nursing, occupational therapy and physical therapy. The university’s Henderson campus includes a multi-specialty health center and a multi-disciplinary Center for Autism and Developmental Disabilities. For more information on TUN, please visit or call 702- 777-8687.

About Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada

Comprehensive Cancer Centers of Nevada (CCCN) is an award-winning multidisciplinary oncology group comprising medical oncology, hematology, radiation oncology, breast surgery and clinical research, with 11 treatment centers and offices throughout Southern Nevada. For more than 35 years, the practice has provided oncology services to patients in and out of state with a specialized physician and nursing staff. CCCN offers state-of-the-art technologies, latest advancements in cancer treatment and groundbreaking clinical research through national affiliations with The US Oncology Network and the UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. The practice participates in more than 170 Phase I, Phase II and Phase III clinical research studies each year and has played a role in developing 51 FDA-approved cancer therapies, accounting for nearly one-third of all approved therapies to date. For more information, visit the company’s website at, and follow the practice on Facebook at and Twitter @CCCNevada.


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