Dr. Ramirez’ White House Blog: ‘Giving Latinas a Chance Against Breast Cancer’
Dr. Amelie Ramirez, director of the Institute for Health Promotion Research (IHPR) at the UT Health Science Center at San Antonio, the team behind SaludToday, was recently named a “Champion of Change” by the White House for her contributions to ending suffering from breast cancer.
Now Dr. Ramirez has written a blog post for the White House.
The inspirational post, “Giving Latinas a Chance Against Breast Cancer,” highlights Latinas’ cancer issues and discusses ways to overcome barriers:
Prevention is the key, and timely screening, diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up care are critical if Latinas are to survive cancer and sustain a good quality of life.
That’s why my Institute for Health Promotion Research at The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, in partnership with the Cancer Therapy and Research Center and agencies like Susan G. Komen for the Cure and the Lance Armstrong Foundation, is doing research that engages the community to help them make better health choices and break down cancer barriers.
Read the full post here.
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