Dr. Elmer Huerta, Dr. Carlos Vallejos, Minister of Health in Peru, Alessandra Durstine, ACS Director of Global Marketing
On August 21, Dr. Elmer Huerta, first vice president of the American Cancer Society, was appointed as special advisor to Dr. Carlos Vallejos, Peru’s Minister of Health. Accompanied by Alessandra Durstine, ACS Director of Global Marketing, Dr. Huerta participated in a comprehensive cancer control planning forum - a regional initiative launched in Mexico City in May 2006. The forum reviewed the results of a recent analysis of cancer control nongovernmental organizations conducted in the Latin American region. Dr. Huerta also delivered a presentation to members of Peru's Ministry of Health on the importance of prevention in controlling cancer.