Nuestras Voces Network: Let’s Get to the Bottom of Colorectal Cancer

Nuestras Voces (Our Voices) Network presents a Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month Webinar:

Title:  “Let’s Get to the Bottom of Colorectal Cancer”
Date:  Wednesday, March 22, 2023
Time:  2 pm ET


Colorectal cancer represents the third leading cause of death from cancer in the United States.  The American Cancer Society (ACS) estimates that 106,970 people in the US will be told for the first time that they have colorectal cancer this year.  ACS also estimates that 52,550 lives will be lost in 2023 due to colorectal cancer.  The most effective way to reduce the risk of colorectal cancer is to get screened regularly starting at age 45.  Racial/ethnic populations and the LGBTQ+ community are more likely to have lower rates of colorectal cancer screening due to the barriers they face when accessing health care services.  Unequal access to cancer care and health insurance can result in disparities in incidence and mortality from colorectal cancer.

Join our webinar to hear our panel of experts discuss the burden of colorectal cancer among Hispanics and the LGBTQ+ community, screening for prevention, how new therapies and approaches are bringing hope and quality of life for colorectal cancer patients, and the importance of increasing participation of underrepresented populations in clinical trials.  A community member on a cancer journey will also share their story and experiences.



  • Daniel G. Garza


  • Dr. Leopaldo Fernández, Surgical Oncologist, VCU Massey Cancer Center & Assistant Professor Department of Surgery’s Division of Surgical Oncology, VCU School of Medicine
  • Dr. Jose Trevino, Chair of the Division of Surgical Oncology, VCU School of Medicine & Surgeon-in-Chief, VCU Massey Cancer Center
  • Cancer Community Representative

For more information about this webinar contact:

Nuestras Voces Network at

National LGBT Cancer Network at


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