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Latin American Cancer Research Coalition


    Elmer E. Huerta, M.D., M.P.H.


    Washington Cancer Institute, Washington Hospital Center, Washington, DC

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The Latin American Cancer Research Coalition (LACRC) was formed through collaboration between the Washington Cancer Institute and several components of Georgetown University (the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Schools of Business, Medicine, and Nursing). The LACRC involves five community clinics serving Latin Americans in the greater Washington, DC, metropolitan area. The Coalition used culturally appropriate social marketing approaches to prevent cancer among Latin Americans and developed primary care interventions to integrate cancer prevention and control into the operations of local clinics.

Updated: 07/23/09