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Latino Daily News

Thursday January 24, 2013

Hispanic Health:  Number of Latino Cancer Researchers on the Rise

Hispanic Health:  Number of Latino Cancer Researchers on the Rise

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According to Salud Today, the number of Latino cancer researchers is starting to grow, thanks to Éxito! Latino Cancer Research Leadership Training, a program that encourages master’s-level students and professionals to pursue a doctoral degree and careers studying how cancer affects Latinos differently.

Éxito! participants attend a five-day summer institute that enhances understanding of cancer and research, encourages networking among peers and leaders in the field, and provides tips, tools and templates for successfully applying to a doctoral program. Participants also are eligible to apply for paid internships.

In 2011 and 2012, the program has had 37 participants.  According to Salud, several Exito! alumni have completed internships in various studies of Latino cancer