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Latinos are expected to face a 142% rise in cancer in coming years.

That’s the reason for the first-ever conference, Advancing the Science of Cancer in Latinos, which will unite over 200 cancer researchers and leaders to tackle Latino cancer from all angles on Feb. 21-23, 2018 at the Marriott Plaza San Antonio. The conference is co-hosted by Dr. Amelie G. Ramirez’s Institute for Health Promotion Research at UT Health San Antonio (the team behind Salud America!) and Mays Cancer Center at UT Health San Antonio MD Anderson.

The conference will feature some amazing events:

  • Eliseo Perez-Stable, Director, National Institute on Minority Health & Health Disparities, “The Science of Latino Cancer,” 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 21
  • Edith Perez, VP of US Medical Affairs BioOncology, Genentech, 8:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 22
  • A full day of research presentations featuring researchers from UT Health SA, FDA, LSU, UCSF, Lehigh, and many more, 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22
  • Dozens of research poster presentations, 5:00 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22
  • Joaquin Castro (U.S. House of Representatives), Robert T. Croyle (National Cancer Institute) Esteban Lopez (Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas), Elena V. Rios (National Hispanic Medical Association) on “Emerging Policies in U.S. Healthcare,” 9 a.m., Friday, Feb. 23

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“This special conference will celebrate research advancements to date, explore new frontiers and gaps in this emerging transdisciplinary field, and kick-start discussion on research from bench to bedside to community to survivorship,” Ramirez said.

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Expected rise in Latino cancer cases in coming years

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