Latinas Contra Cancer is raising awareness about cancer in the Latino community, increasing access to quality care, working to decrease mortality rates and improving the quality of the health care experience.

Latinas Contra Cancer is proud to partner with a number of researchers nation-wide that focus their work on the Latino population.

Researcher Interviews

Every month on this page we will introduce you to our research partners and others doing important cancer work in the Latino community. Meet Anna Napoles, PhD, of UCSF

Upcoming Events and Recent News

For more information on research and training from the National Latino Cancer Research Network – Redes En Accion.

National Latino Cancer Summit

Since 2008 Latinas Contra Cancer (LCC) has convened the  National Latino Cancer Summit to turn the spotlight on research and issues of concerned focused on the Latino community.

The Summit provides us with the opportunity to bring researchers, advocates, patients, clinicians and other care providers together to network, collaborate and learn from each other.

In 2014, the 4th Summit explored The Affordable Care Act and The Latino Cancer Landscape: Impact on Policy, Research, and Treatment.

Dr. J. Leonard Lichtenfeld, MD, MACP, the Deputy Chief Medical Officer for the American Cancer Society, was the keynote speaker and posted a blog on his experience.

Visit our Events page to learn more about our our 5th Biennial Summit, The Cutting Edge; Genomics, Biologics and Precision Medicine. Our keynote speaker is Dr. Esteban Burchard, a UCSF geneticist and a member of President Barack Obama’s Precision Medicine Committee.