Strengthening cancer research across Latin America
Cancer is the second leading cause of death worldwide. More than twice as many people die from cancer than from AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) Center for Global Health supports cancer research around the world.
As part of these efforts, NCI selected Westat to manage the initiatives of its United States-Latin America Cancer Research Network (LACRN), starting with the network’s prospective study of the biology and genetics of breast cancer in Latin American women.
The study, entitled Molecular Profiling of Stage II and III Breast Cancer in Latin American Women Receiving Standard of Care Treatment Study, or MPBCS, will help researchers understand how and why women respond differently to standard breast cancer treatment.