Ysabel Duron

Founder/President

The Latino Cancer Institute

Ysabel Duron is a pioneering, award-winning Latina journalist, a cancer survivor, and for the last 20 years, one of the nation’s leading authorities in Latinx/Hispanic cancer education and advocacy. As a TV news anchor, she covered her own cancer battle on air. In 2003, she founded Latinas Contra Cancer, a nonprofit organization advocating for and serving the Latino community. Ms. Duron founded The Latino Cancer Institute (TLCI) in 2017, creating a nationwide network to develop and share best practice programs, increase global cancer research collaboration, and drive policy to solve the issues and burden of Latinx/Hispanic cancer. She serves as a patient/community advocate on multiple California and national boards, including NIH’s All of Us Study, and at multiple universities.

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