United States–Latin America Cancer Research Network (US-LA CRN)
- Building capacity
- Training investigators
- Conducting comprehensive research tailored to each country's public health needs
Global Cancer Research Affects American Lives
Addressing the cancer burden in the United States requires a comprehensive examination of its effects on all population groups—including U.S. Hispanic and Latin American people. Understanding cancer patterns in Latin American countries can help researchers, physicians and other health-related professionals accelerate progress against cancer globally.
Cancer incidence and mortality trends observed in Latin American populations resemble those observed in the U.S. Hispanic population. However, there is little research evidence to provide a comprehensive understanding of the impact of the ongoing immigration of individuals from Latin America to the United States. Based on present data, it is estimated that the U.S. Hispanic population will reach 59.7 million and represent approximately 19% of the U.S. population by 2020 and 29% by 20501.
1 Source: PEW Hispanic Center, U.S. Population Projections: 2005-2050