NEWS | April 30, 2019

California breast cancer experts gather to address health equality among Latinas

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center hosts mini-symposium aimed at improving disease outcomes


The UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center recently established a Latino Cancer Health Equity Initiative led by Luis Carvajal-Carmona, an associate professor in the UC Davis Health Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine and in the UC Davis College of Biological Sciences. As part of this initiative, this mini-symposium will focus on prevention, diagnosis and treatment among Latinas with breast cancer and feature brief talks by California experts.

Luis Carvajal-Carmona Luis Carvajal-Carmona

This is a free, public event; however, registration is required. Visit to RSVP.

When: Wednesday, May 1, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Where: UC Davis Health Medical Education Building, Lecture Hall 2222, 4610 X St., Sacramento, CA 95817

Who: Luis Carvajal-Carmona and Diana Miglioretti from UC Davis, Ysabel Duron from the Latino Cancer Institute at Stanford University, Lisa Goldman Rojas and Manali Patel from Stanford University, Elad Ziv from UC San Francisco and Susan Neushausen from City of Hope.

Background: This event is partially funded by California Initiative to Advance Precision Medicine grants awarded by the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research in February. The $3 million grants were awarded to California researchers whose collaborative approaches aim to improve access, care, and outcomes through collaboration between academic, community, nonprofit and private partners.

UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center
UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center is the only National Cancer Institute-designated center serving the Central Valley and inland Northern California, a region of more than 6 million people. Its specialists provide compassionate, comprehensive care for more than 10,000 adults and children every year, and access to more than 150 clinical trials at any given time. Its innovative research program engages more than 280 scientists at UC Davis, Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory and Jackson Laboratory (JAX West), whose scientific partnerships advance discovery of new tools to diagnose and treat cancer. Through the Cancer Care Network, UC Davis collaborates with a number of hospitals and clinical centers throughout the Central Valley and Northern California regions to offer the latest cancer care. Its community-based outreach and education programs address disparities in cancer outcomes across diverse populations. For more information, visit