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Men, Why Should You Get Screened for Cancer?
This Zoom webinar at 2 p.m. CT on June 9, 2022, will feature guest speakers and patient advocates to help health care professionals and the Latino public understand the cultural and other barriers to screening, demystify screening tests, and share stories of Latino men's screening and cancer survival.

Jun 9, 2022 02:00 PM in Central Time (US and Canada)

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Amelie Ramirez
Director @Institute for Health Promotion Research, Department of Population Health Sciences, UT Health San Antonio
Dr. Amelie G. Ramirez, an internationally recognized researcher in Latino health promotion and behavioral change, is director of Salud America! and its home base, the Institute for Health Promotion Research in the Department of Population Health Sciences at UT Health San Antonio. She has spent over 30 years directing research on human and organizational communication to reduce chronic disease and cancer health disparities affecting Latinos, including cancer risk factors, clinical trial recruitment, tobacco prevention, obesity prevention, and promotion of health equity. She also is associate director of cancer outreach and engagement at the NCI-designated Mays Cancer Center at UT Health San Antonio.
Daniel Alvarez
Dr. Daniel Alvarez earned his medical degree from the Institute of Medical Science of Havana, Cuba and the University of Costa Rica. He also holds a master’s degree in Science of Pharmaceutical Medicine from Hibernia College, Ireland and a Diploma in Pharmacoeconomics from La Salle University, Mexico. Dr. Alvarez has over 14 years of experience in Medical Affairs and has supported different therapeutic areas, including oncology, neuroscience, and retina. He then joined Genentech in 2020 as the Neuroscience Medical Science Liaison Field Director, and in 2021 joined the Heath Equity and Inclusive Research (HEIR) in the United States Medical Affairs team as Principal Medical Director. In his current position, he partners internally and externally to contribute to addressing disparities in health care and the representation of minorities and underserved patients in clinical trials.
Ramon Cancino
@UT Health San Antonio
Dr. Ramon Cancino is an associate professor/clinical in the Department of Family & Community Medicine at UT Health San Antonio, director of the UT Health Physicians Primary Care Center, senior medical director of medical management, and co-chair of UT Health San Antonio Mays Cancer Center Cancer Prevention & Screening Committee. He oversees seven primary care locations delivering patient-centered team-based care to the diverse patient population of San Antonio and South Texas. Practices are staffed by academic primary care clinicians, including family medicine and internal medicine clinicians, pediatricians, gerontologists, pharmacists, and psychologists. He works closely with senior leadership to guide primary care and value-based care strategy and oversees primary care medical directors who lead UT Health San Antonio practices towards organization-wide goals. He oversees cancer prevention and screening activities at UT Health San Antonio.
Daniel G. Garza
Cancer Survivor and Patient Advocate
Daniel G. Garza has been a patient leader for over 20 years. He speaks publicly about HIV diagnosed in September of 2000, Anal Cancer in May 2015, and an Ostomy in April 2016. Daniel shares his story on social media, through several campaigns such as Positively Fearless, volunteers for organizations such as Radiant Health Centers and works with WEGO Health and NMAC as a consultant. Through his company Lilmesican Productions Inc, Daniel and his partner, Christian, produce live stream content that is geared towards adding positive messages to the HIV, Cancer, and LGBTQ communities.
Gabe Canales
Cancer Survivor and Patient Advocate @Blue Cure
Gabe Canales is on a mission to get men more engaged and take life-saving actions. His own such actions began when he was diagnosed at 35 with what’s long been deemed an old man’s disease. Prostate cancer? Gabe was shocked. A carnivore averse to vegetables, he then devoured knowledge from doctors at five top cancer centers, who told him his life had to change. Inspired by his medical team, Gabe became dedicated not just to cure himself but to help others with the “cure” of prevention. He made it his mission to stop life-threatening ailments before they start. Eight years later, Gabe is the hearty, healthy powerhouse behind the nonprofit Blue Cure Foundation, the men’s side of women’s pink breast cancer campaigns. Blue Cure aims to change the cancer conversation. While also helping men with cancer to improve their outcomes and supporting work to find elusive cancer cures, Blue Cure is most focused on cancer prevention.