Texas Public Radio: Cancer is the leading cause of death for Hispanics in the U.S.

Amelie Ramirez, Dr.P.H., professor and chair of the Department of Population Health Sciences and director of the Institute for Health Promotion Research at UT Health San Antonio, and Kate Lathrop, M.D., assistant professor of hematology/oncology at UT Health San Antonio and a care provider in the breast cancer program at the Mays Cancer Center, were guests on Texas Public Radio’s “The Source”. 

The panel discussed the factors that contribute to higher rates of cancer in Hispanic populations and what kinds of cancer are most common. They also discussed the importance of clinical trials and the need for a more diverse pool of research participants to better understand health outcomes.

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