Translational cancer research comes of age in Latin America

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Science Translational Medicine  23 Dec 2015:
Vol. 7, Issue 319, pp. 319fs50
DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aad5859
  • Table 1 Building and broadening collaborations.

    LACRN timeline for collaborative cancer research efforts.

    2009 • LACRN formed by LOIs*
    • First planning meeting, Bethesda, MD, USA
    • MPBC study protocol and SOP developed at workshop, Santiago, Chile
    2010 • Initiation of monthly committee calls via teleconference and webinars
    • Pathology workshop, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    • Biobanking and molecular biology workshops, Montevideo, Uruguay
    • Bioinformatics workshop, Bethesda, MD, USA
    • Second LACRN annual meeting, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    2011 • Biobanks established across LACRN countries
    • Residual cancer burden training, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA
    • Release of manual of operations and database in three languages
    • Start of patient recruitment for MPBC
    • Study monitoring plan implemented
    • Third LACRN annual meeting, Guadalajara, Mexico
    2012 • First interim data analysis
    • First meeting of vDCAT, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    • Second interim data analysis
    • Fourth LACRN annual meeting, Buenos Aires, Argentina
    2013–2014 • Bioinformatics training, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    • Third interim data analysis
    • REBLAC/RINC** and LACRN pathology and biobanking workshop, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
    • MPBC study closed to patient accrual, December 2013
    • LACRN strategic planning meeting, Bethesda, MD, USA
    • Future studies meeting, Lima, Peru

    *LOIs, letters of intent to collaborate; **REBLAC/RINC, Red de Biobancos de Latinoamérica y Caribe/Red de Institutos Nacionales de Cáncer.

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      Translational cancer research comes of age in Latin America

      Investigators of the U.S.–Latin America Cancer Research Network*

      *Corresponding author. E-mail: opodhajcer{at}

      Published 23 December 2015, Sci. Transl. Med. 7, 319fs50 (2015)
      DOI: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aad5859

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      • Table S1. Full list of members of U.S.–Latin American Cancer Research Network.
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