UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center is hoping to make it easier for Spanish-speaking communities to understand how to prevent and treat cancer, through a series of online conversations called “Charlas en Español Entendiendo el Cáncer en Latinos.” 

The free, virtual forums, conducted in Spanish, were created by the cancer center initiative called Latinos United for Cancer Health Advancement (LUCHA). The events provide basic educational information about cancer and spark a conversation so that experts can answer questions in real-time from participants. 

Click for the LUCHA flyer (PDF)

“We want the community to participate in our casual conversations called ‘charlas’ so they feel comfortable asking cancer experts questions and concerns that are on their minds,” said LUCHA director Luis Carvajal-Carmona, who is heading up the series with LUCHA co-director Laura Fejerman

This is the second year LUCHA has held the Charlas en Español. Speakers this year include leading Latino cancer clinicians from UCSF, UCLA and the Mayo Clinic. 

The series is conducted via Zoom and the next one will be held Nov. 9, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. It will focus on increasing awareness of cancer clinical trials among Latino and Spanish-speaking communities. 

Register for the Nov. 9 Charlas en Español via Eventbrite. If you have questions, please contact Angelica Perez at amiperez@ucdavis.edu

Recordings of the Charlas en Español Entendiendo el Cáncer en Latinos held in October are now available: 

Impact of COVID-19 on cancer prevention behaviors among Latinos (Oct. 19)

Breast cancer initiatives to prevent cancer in Latinas (Oct. 26)