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Advancing the Science of Cancer in Latinos

Advancing the Science of Cancer in Latinos

The UT Health Cancer Center and the Institute for Health Promotion Research at UT Health San Antonio are hosting the first-ever international conference on Advancing the Science of Cancer in Latinos. 

Despite substantial advancement in cancer prevention, screening, diagnosis and treatment over the past decades, addressing Latino cancer health disparities has not nearly kept pace with progress. With the growing U.S. Latino population expected to face a 142% rise in cancer cases in the coming years, important issues such as access to care, use of proven screening tests, advanced cancer diagnoses, incidence and mortality rates, survivorship and quality of life need a Latino-oriented focus.

Increased multidisciplinary collaboration is a key to stimulate expanded attention on Latino cancer research beyond only the public health community.

The Advancing the Science of Cancer in Latinos conference will unite health professionals from all backgrounds to tackle Latino cancer on many fronts. Expertise will span from basic research on biological differences behind disparities to community-level interventions to overcome barriers to care and address the unique needs of Latino groups.

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.


Date: February 21-23, 2018

Location: Marriott Plaza San Antonio

For questions, please contact Leticia De Los Santos at 210-450-1437 or

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