California breast cancer experts gather to address health equality among Latinas

California breast cancer experts gather to address health equality among Latinas

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

(SACRAMENTO)

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 ucdavis.health/breastcancerinlatinas 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.