5114.0 Latino Cancer Research jointly presented by the Cancer Forum and the Latino Caucus

Wednesday, October 31, 2012: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Latinos are the largest, fastest-growing, and youngest minority group in the United States. Compared to non-Latino whites, Latinos suffer important cancer-related health disparities. The focus of this session is on factors associated with disparities in cancer prevention, treatment, and quality of life among Latinos.
Session Objectives: Participants will be able to explain: 1) social-contextual factors associated with increased long-term cancer risk in overweight/obese Latino youth; 2) an outreach and education program that utilized promotoras and peer educators to inform Latina mothers and daughters along the Texas-Mexico border of the role of the HPV vaccine in preventing cervical cancer; 3) risk factors for depression among Latina breast cancer survivors; and 4) barriers to accessing fertility preservation technologies and predictors of fertility preservation usage among cancer survivors in Puerto Rico.

Psychological acculturation and cancer-related metabolic risk factors in overweight/obese Latino youth
Rebecca Hasson, PhD, Rian Hasson, MD, Tanja Adam, PhD, Jay Pearson, PhD, MPH, Jaimie Davis, PhD, Donna Spruijt-Metz and Michael Goran, PhD
HPV knowledge and HPV vaccine acceptability among Hispanic mothers of 11-17 year old daughters living along the Texas-Mexico border
Daisy Morales-Campos, PhD, Deborah Parra-Medina, PhD, MPH and Cynthia Mojica, PhD, MPH
Perceived risk factors of depression among Latina breast cancer survivors
Claudia X. Aguado Loi, PhD, MPH, Pamela C. Guevara, MPH and Dinorah Martinez Tyson, PhD, MPH, MA

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Cancer Forum
Endorsed by: Latino Caucus, Socialist Caucus, Women's Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)

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