Ana M. Natale-Pereira

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BACKGROUND Colorectal cancer (CRC) is the second-leading cause of cancer-related death in the United States and the third most commonly diagnosed cancer among Latinos. While Latinos represent one of the fastest-growing ethnic groups in the United States, their participation in cancer prevention and treatment trials is low. METHODS Thirty-six Latino(More)
BACKGROUND Skin cancer prevention interventions that target the growing number of U.S. Hispanics are lacking. The current study examined the prevalence and correlates of sun protection and exposure behaviors (i.e., sunscreen use, shade seeking, use of sun protective clothing, and sunburns) among U.S. Hispanics with sun sensitive skin, with a focus on(More)
Occupational ultraviolet radiation (UVR) exposure is a risk factor for skin cancer, and Hispanic individuals are over-represented in a number of outdoor occupations (e.g., farming, landscaping). This study examined predictors of occupational sunscreen use in a group of US Hispanic adults who work outdoors. A population-based sample of outdoor workers (n =(More)
and is one of only eight of its kind currently funded by the NCI (competitive renewal in 2010). This program, which has been continuously funded by the NCI for 41 years, provides a unique eight-week research experience for New Jersey Medical School's first and second-year medical students as well as undergraduate students enrolled in our combined BS/MD(More)
trained more than 100 family medicine faculty members from university and community-based family medicine programmes in the USA and Canada in grantsmanship skills aimed at increasing family medicine research capacity; He is also currently working on development of research mentorship training seminars for the North American Primary Care Research Group.(More)
BACKGROUND Latinos have lower rates of cancer screening, partially because of cultural beliefs that conflict with those of health care professionals. Moreover, established programs for training physicians in cultural competency often fail to incorporate input from the community. METHODS To explore beliefs about cancer and cancer screening among Latino(More)
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