New Mexico State University researchers plan on launching a clinical trial to evaluate the effectiveness of a cancer-parenting education program adopted for Latino moms (with children ages 5-17) recently diagnosed with early-stage cancer. Called Conexiones, the trial runs through 2021 and will include collaborators from Dona Ana County and El Paso County.

Conexiones is based on the cancer-education program known as “Enhancing Connections” according to Las Cruses Sun News. It was developed at The Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center for non-Latino white women.  Latino’s have not participated nearly as much in clinical research as whites and TrialSite News considers this an important program to monitor and even get to know. We recommend that sponsors and other research sites reach out to the Principal Investigator and learn more about this important effort.

Lead Research/Investigator

Rebecca Palacios, associate professor, College of Health and Social Services, Department of Public Health Sciences, NMSU


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