Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Latino Cancer

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Angelika Gutierrez: Helping Solve Puerto Rican Health Disparities

Editor’s Note: This is the story of a graduate of the 2016 Èxito! Latino Cancer Research Leadership Training program. Apply now for 2017 by March 6. When she needed more money to support her own...
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For Latino Smokers, Quitting is about Family, Culture

Beatrice, a Latina mom of two, quit smoking in her late 30s. Her sons were her inspiration. “When my son was 11, he wrote me a letter and in it he asked me to quit smoking,”...
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One Surefire Way to Increase Latino Participation in Solving Cancer

Jose Ramos never gives up. He learned how to persevere from his mother, who survived breast cancer. So, after becoming the first in his family to graduate high school and college, Ramos is aiming high for...

Rosie Salazar: Making People Smile (and Improving Their Health)

Editor’s Note: This is the story of a graduate of the 2016 Èxito! Latino Cancer Research Leadership Training program. Apply now for 2017 by March 6. Rosie Salazar has a keepsake L.A. Dodgers apron that...
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Jacklyn Samano: Persistence Pays Off

Editor’s Note: This is the story of a graduate of the 2016 Èxito! Latino Cancer Research Leadership Training program. Apply now for 2017 by March 6. Growing up, Jacklyn Samano’s mother insisted that she practice...

Do E-Cigarettes Lead More Kids to Smoke?

After decades of educational messages and campaigns on the grave health consequences of tobacco use, fewer young people than ever smoke cigarettes. But this triumph has come with an unintended side effect. A rising number of middle and...
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Noemi Fernandez: Seeking Social Justice for Minorities

Editor’s Note: This is the story of a graduate of the 2016 Èxito! Latino Cancer Research Leadership Training program. Apply now for 2017 by March 6. Why do social injustices occur? Noemi Fernandez, who is interested...

Women Are Dying of Cervical Cancer at Alarming Rates

Cervical cancer is one of the most preventable cancers. By getting regular Pap tests, doctors can find and treat abnormal cells in the cervix before they become cancerous. That’s the good news. The bad news is...
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David Rivas: Grandfather’s Lessons Spur Desire to Learn

Editor’s Note: This is the story of a graduate of the 2016 Èxito! Latino Cancer Research Leadership Training program. Apply now for 2017 by March 6. David Rivas’ grandfather was not only like a father...
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Cancer Down Nationwide, But ‘Hot Spots’ Still Exist

Cancer deaths in the United States have dropped 20% from 1980 to 2014! This is great news, but there are still several “hot spots” where cancer deaths persist despite efforts being made nationally, according to...

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