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Puerto Rican League Against Cancer:

The Puerto Rican League Against Cancer (LPCC) is a non-profit organization founded on April 9, 1938, under the vision of Dr. Isaac González Martínez. With the concept of volunteerism he managed to establish the first oncology clinic on the island. Dr. Gonzalez's dedication in the field of research led to far-reaching discoveries on a worldwide level, when he discovered the bilharzia worms, a disease originating in Africa, which was the first description of this condition in the Americas. His greatest challenge was the disease of cancer and his efforts to provide medical services and treatment for this condition are examples to emulate of commitment to the welfare of his people. Under the management of the LPCC, the first hospital specialised in cancer in Puerto Rico was inaugurated on 29 December 1962 on the premises of the Medical Centre, named after Dr. Isaac González Martínez, the first oncologist in Puerto Rico.

Mission:
The mission of the Puerto Rican League Against Cancer and its Oncology Hospital is to provide professional health services to cancer patients, aimed at improving their quality of life through integrated programmes of prevention, medical care, education and scientific research.

Vision:
The Puerto Rican League Against Cancer aspires for its Oncology Hospital, Dr. Isaac Gonzalez Martinez to be the leading non-profit community Institution in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, dedicated to cancer care founded on the excellence of its services and sustained by prevention, education and scientific research.

Values:

SOLIDARITY
EMPATHY
RESPECT
VISIONARY
INTEGRATION
COMMITMENT
INTEGRITY
WORK

Board of Directors

Ramón Gonález Castaing
President

José L. Valentín Rodríguez
Vice-president

Lcda. Lissette LaComba Acevedo
Treasurer

Lidio V. Soriano Cabrera
Deputy Treasurer

María I. Caraballo Gaud
Secretary

Prof. Antonio Fernós Sagebien
Member

David E. Vera Umpierre, Esq.
Vocal

Carlos G. Miró González
Member

Dr. Julio J. Díaz Padilla
Director Medical Faculty

Dr. Luis A. Delgado Mateu
Medical Director

Yarisis Centeno Saunders, MD, PhD
Executive Director Oncology Hospital Dr. IGM

  • 2017
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  • 2009
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  • 1938
2017

First Comprehensive Rehabilitation Centre for Cancer Patients in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.

2015

Oncology on Wheels" programme, cancer prevention clinics where the Hospital mobilises all services to different parts of the island.

2014

The campaign "Todos Unidos Somos Más Fuertes Que el Cáncer" (All Together We Are Stronger Than Cancer) the union of all the channels.

2012

"A Gift of Love",Journalists unite for cancer patients, Ivonne Solla, Yolanda Vélez Arcelay and Celimar Adames.

2009

"Da Vida Caminando con Raymond, Un Pueblo Unido por los Pacientes.

1976

First Breast Mastectomy performed by Dr. Ramón Llovet, in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, televised on the Tommy Muñiz Show.

1973

First Cancer Screening Clinic in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.

1962

First Oncology Hospital in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, located in Centro Medico.

1946

First Academy of Medical Oncologists, today called "Tumor Board" of Cancer in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.

1946

First Specialised Oncology Clinic in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean, starting services in Calle del Parque.

1944

First cobalt machine manufactured in the United States serving Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.

1944

First Cancer Radiology Institute in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.

1939

First Anti-Cancer Centre in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.

1938

First Cancer Education Campaign in Puerto Rico and the Caribbean.

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