Through excellence in cancer research, education, and community engagement, the Partnership between the University of Puerto Rico and the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center aims to reduce health disparities derived from infection-driven malignancies in Texas and Puerto Rico, and increase the number of Hispanics pursuing careers in cancer research.


PMB 371 PO Box 70344 San Juan, PR 00936-8344

(787)-772-8300 Exts. (1119, 1150)

Cathy Lee Melvin, PHD,MPH

Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
Medical University of South Carolina

Michelle Barton, PhD

Division of Oncological Sciences
School of Medicine
Cancer Early Detection Advanced
Research Center
OHSU Knight Cancer Institute
Portland, OR

Michele Guindani, PhD

Department of Statistics
University of California

Elizabeth Stier, MD

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Boston University School of Medicine

Luis G. Carvajal Carmona, PhD

Professor & Co-Director
Community Engagement Clinical and Translational Science Center
Latinos United for Cancer Health
Advancement Initiative
University of California, Davis, CA

Nelson Aguila, DVM (ex officio)

Deputy Director
Center to Reduce Cancer Health
National Cancer Institute