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Advancing the Science of Cancer in Latinos

Editors: Ramirez, Amelie G., Trapido, Edward (Eds.)

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  • Summarizes outcomes of the first-ever international conference on Advancing the Science of Cancer in Latinos held in February 2018 in San Antonio, Texas
  • Features the latest in cutting-edge Latino cancer research and policy
  • Highlights research from leading experts in the field
  • Identifies priority areas for future research in the field of Latino cancer health disparities
  • Serves as a resource for physicians and other healthcare professionals, researchers, scientists, academics, patient advocates, public health professionals, and students at all levels to inform about Latino cancer health disparity issues and solutions
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This open access book gives an overview of the sessions, panel discussions, and outcomes of the Advancing the Science of Cancer in Latinos conference, held in February 2018 in San Antonio, Texas, USA, and hosted by the Mays Cancer Center and the Institute for Health Promotion Research at UT Health San Antonio.

Latinos – the largest, youngest, and fastest-growing minority group in the United States – are expected to face a 142% rise in cancer cases in coming years. Although there has been substantial advancement in cancer prevention, screening, diagnosis, and treatment over the past few decades, addressing Latino cancer health disparities has not nearly kept pace with progress.

The diverse and dynamic group of speakers and panelists brought together at the Advancing the Science of Cancer in Latinos conference provided in-depth insights as well as progress and actionable goals for Latino-focused basic science research, clinical best practices, community interventions, and what can be done by way of prevention, screening, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer in Latinos. These insights have been translated into the chapters included in this compendium; the chapters summarize the presentations and include current knowledge in the specific topic areas, identified gaps, and top priority areas for future cancer research in Latinos.

Topics included among the chapters:

  • Colorectal cancer disparities in Latinos: Genes vs. Environment
  • Breast cancer risk and mortality in women of Latin American origin
  • Differential cancer risk in Latinos: The role of diet
  • Overcoming barriers for Latinos on cancer clinical trials
  • Es tiempo: Engaging Latinas in cervical cancer research
  • Emerging policies in U.S. health care

Advancing the Science of Cancer in Latinos proves to be an indispensable resource offering key insights into actionable targets for basic science research, suggestions for clinical best practices and community interventions, and novel strategies and advocacy opportunities to reduce health disparities in Latino communities. It will find an engaged audience among researchers, academics, physicians and other healthcare professionals, patient advocates, students, and others with an interest in the broad field of Latino cancer.


About the authors

Amelie G. Ramirez, DrPH, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Founding Director of the Institute for Health Promotion Research; Associate Director of Cancer Prevention and Health Disparities; the Max and Minnie Tomerlin Voelcker Endowed Chair in Cancer Healthcare Disparities and Outreach at the Mays Cancer Center; and Dielmann Chair in Health Disparities Research and Community Outreach at University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Ramirez has more than 25 years of experience directing research programs focusing on human and organizational communication to reduce chronic disease and cancer health disparities affecting Hispanics/Latinos and other populations.

Edward J. Trapido, ScD, FACE
, is Associate Dean for Research; Professor and Wendell Gauthier Chair of Cancer Epidemiology; Deputy Director for Population Sciences, Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center and Senior Liaison to Dean of the School of Medicine for Inter-program Research at Louisiana State University School of Public Health in New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.

Table of contents (22 chapters)

Table of contents (22 chapters)
  • Advancing the Science of Cancer in Latinos

    Pages 3-13

    Ramirez, Amelie G. (et al.)

  • Disaggregated Hispanic Groups and Cancer: Importance, Methodology, and Current Knowledge

    Pages 17-34

    Pinheiro, Paulo S. (et al.)

  • Colorectal Cancer Disparities in Latinos: Genes vs. Environment

    Pages 35-41

    Gonzalez-Pons, Maria (et al.)

  • Breast Cancer Risk and Mortality in Women of Latin American Origin

    Pages 45-55

    Fejerman, Laura (et al.)

  • Prostate Cancer in US Latinos: What Have We Learned and Where Should We Focus Our Attention

    Pages 57-67

    Stern, Mariana C.

Buy this book

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  • ISBN 978-3-030-29286-7
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Hardcover $59.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-29285-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Advancing the Science of Cancer in Latinos
Editors
  • Amelie G. Ramirez
  • Edward Trapido
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-29286-7
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-29286-7
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-29285-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 329
Number of Illustrations
5 b/w illustrations, 13 illustrations in colour
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