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The Biden Cancer Moonshot hosted the White House Cervical Cancer Forum in January 2024 to recognize Cervical Cancer Awareness Month and spur action on education, prevention, early detection, and treatment.

As part of the Forum, National Cancer Institute (NCI) Director Kimryn Rathmell announced a new NCI-supported trial to drive progress on cervical cancer prevention. The brand new ‘Last Mile’ Initiative aims to test the performance of multiple HPV self-collection devices to bring cervical cancer screening closer to communities that most need it.

Symposium: White House Cervical Cancer Forum

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Webinar: BRCA Mutations and Pancreatic Cancer (Let’s Learn Series)

October 11, 2023

Did you know that pancreatic cancer can run in families? Let’s Win Pancreatic Cancer, the National Alliance for Hispanic Health and the Basser Center for BRCA teamed up for this webinar to provide information about inherited pancreatic cancer risk, genetic mutations, genetic testing, and screening. The webinar was moderated by women’s health advocate Alejandra Campoverdi, founder of the Latinos and BRCA, an initiative of the Basser Center for BRCA, and included genetic counselor Joanna Mercado, medical oncologist Dr. Kim A. Reiss, and BRCA advocate Steve Nelson as panelists.

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Webinar: Pancreatic Cancer Risk Factors & Systems (Let’s Learn Series)

October 25, 2023

Many pancreatic cancer symptoms are also common for many other less-lethal conditions. How do you know when to look for pancreatic cancer? Let’s Win Pancreatic Cancer and the National Alliance for Hispanic Health teamed up to deliver a webinar on the relationship between risk factors and symptoms, and to shed some light on getting diagnosed as soon as possible.

The webinar panelists, oncologist Dr. Shaalan Beg and gastroenterologist Dr. Oscar Alvarez, discussed how the combination of risk factors and symptoms can lead health providers to consider a diagnosis of pancreatic cancer. The webinar moderator, Juan Pellerano-Rendon, is a pancreatic cancer advocate who lost his mother to the disease.

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Webinar: Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month: Let’s Get to the Bottom of Colorectal Cancer

March 22, 2023

Colorectal cancer represents the third leading cause of death from cancer in the United States. The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimated that 106,970 people in the US were told for the first time that they had colorectal cancer in 2023. ACS also estimated that 52,550 lives were lost in 2023 due to the disease.


The Nuestras Voces Network and the National LGBT Cancer Network partnered for this webinar, which included a panel of experts to discuss the burden of colorectal cancer among Hispanics and the LGBTQ+ community, screening for prevention, how new therapies and approaches are increasing hope and quality of life for patients, and the importance of increasing underrepresented populations in clinical trials. A community member on a cancer journey also shared their story and experiences.

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