5 January 2016
Latinas Contra Cancer will be receiving the Community Partner Award for the 14th Annual Community Health Symposium from the Stanford Medicine Office of Community Health for the commitment we have made to Stanford over the years in working together. Thanks to both Stanford grant dollars and student projects, LCC has provided a Clinical Trials forum for the Spanish-speaking community; done a community health assessment with students in Dr. Catherine Heaney’s Human Bio Class, presented a poster based on our Health Eating, Healthy Living, Healthy Environment project and worked with a premed student to develop a genetic training module for promotores. The presentation takes place January 14th, 5:30-7:30pm at the annual Community Health Symposium at Stanford.
23 December 2015
Occasionally on this page, I am going to weigh in on issues that come to my notice. Recently I’ve been focused on the Precision Medicine (PM) landscape and the need to educate the Latino community about the implications for cutting edge treatment and care. Some researchers will say applications of this knowledge are a long ways away from serving most of the public. There are those who fear we will get the public excited about nothing. There are those who think the science it too complex and will only confuse the public. There are those who think we will raise public expectations for treating and curing cancer, and that is wrong! Some question and rightly so, who will own the mass of invaluable data generated by medical records and testing? And, among the ethical questions PM raises, some worry this privilege will be used and abused, and not always for the public good. And finally there are those of us who question who will reap the benefits of this cutting edge science? Stay tuned and for more answers join us at the 2016 National Latino Cancer Summit in San Francisco. – Ysabel