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Ysabel Duron

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Ysabel Duron

Founder and Executive Director, The Latino Cancer Institute
Ysabel Duron

Ysabel Duron is an award-winning Latina journalist (Ret), a 23-year cancer survivor, and a national voice in Latino/Hispanic cancer education, advocacy and community engagement. Duron is the Founder/Executive Director of The Latino Cancer Institute, launched in 2017 to amplify Latino voices nationally and demand action from all stakeholders to eliminate the Latino cancer burden. She was invited to the White House on February 2, 2022 for President Joe Biden’s announcement on reigniting his Cancer Moonshot initiative, with the intent to reduce cancer mortality by 50% in the next quarter century. Her advice to the President’s point man, ‘You need community voices at the table to make it work!” Since then, President Biden appointed Duron to the National Cancer Advisory Board to the NCI Director. She is the first patient advocate to serve on the NCAB. Currently Duron serves on the Institutional Review Board for the NIH All of US Research Program; the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine (stem cell agency); the CA Advisory Committee to Advance Precision Medicine. In 2022 she joined the ACS National Breast Cancer RoundTable Steering Committee to address the most pressing BC issues of the day.