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Cancer and Alzheimer’s hurt many of our abuelos, moms, dads, and others we love.

Clinical trials help us fight for our familia.

Clinical trials are studies that help researchers learn more to help slow, manage, and treat Alzheimer’s and cancer for current and future family members. But without Latino volunteers for clinical trials, the benefits may miss this group.

Visit our clinical trials page to find a clinical trial, read about hero volunteers, and more!

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“Latinos in clinical trials are not only helping themselves, but they’re also building a future with better treatments that can help their families in the future,” said Dr. Amelie Ramirez, director of the Institute for Health Promotion Research and Salud America! at UT Health San Antonio.


Why Volunteer for a Clinical Trial?

We need Latino volunteers for clinical trials because it helps researchers create treatments and solutions tailored for this population.

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Alma Lopez

Just ask Alma Lopez.

Alma has been a breast cancer survivor for more than 15 years.

She believes participating in a clinical trial at UT Health San Antonio helped her get better treatment and better long-term health.

“Clinical trials are great for finding new treatments that help people,” Alma said. “And it helps the scientists. It gives opportunity to better medication for all populations.”


How Can You Find Stories about Latino Clinical Trial Volunteers?

Check out our many stories of Latinos who have joined a registry, research program or clinical trial!

Are you a survivor, too? Share your story with us!

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What Are We Doing to Encourage Latino Volunteers for Clinical Trials?

Ramirez is creating new ways to urge Latinos to volunteer for clinical trials thanks to a grant from Genentech, a member of the Roche Group.

On our Salud America! website, we are showcasing clinical trials to slow dementia at the Glenn Biggs Institute for Alzheimer’s and Neurodegenerative Diseases at UT Health San Antonio, such as:

We also are highlighting clinical trials to slow cancer at the Mays Cancer Center at UT Health San Antonio, such as:

Seek a cancer trial anywhere in the nation here.


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