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USHCC and CTCA Promote Hispanic Health at 2014 National Convention

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (USHCC) and Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) announced a continued partnership during the USHCC 2014 National Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah. The two organizations will continue advocacy and education efforts for the Hispanic community.

"CTCA's involvement at our National Convention highlighted the need to reinvest in our health as a community, and ensure that future generations have the knowledge and resources to lead full, successful lives," said USHCC President & CEO Javier Palomarez. "As a cancer care provider with an integrative approach to treatment and prevention, CTCA has not only educated our members on cancer prevention and treatment - it's encouraged business owners to promote the overall care and wellness of their employees. We are thrilled to be partnering with CTCA, and look forward to developing programs and initiatives that will advance healthy business practices."

With over 7,200 attendees, the USHCC 2014 National Convention was the largest gathering of Hispanic business leaders in American history, serving as a networking venue and educational opportunity, with informational workshops and distinguished speakers. Molly Stockley, Vice President of Hospital Growth for CTCA's Western Regional Medical Center, addressed convention attendees at the Women in Business and Leadership Luncheon, speaking about the increased risk of certain cancers affecting the Hispanic community, and the importance of prevention and early detection.

"Cancer Treatment Centers of America is pleased to continue to foster our partnership with the USHCC as we collectively strengthen our shared commitment toward building healthier Hispanic communities. We are inspired by the work of the USHCC and the opportunity to introduce our integrative cancer treatment services to the important national constituency it represents," said Gerard van Grinsven, CTCA President and CEO.

About CTCA

Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Inc. (CTCA) is a national network of five hospitals that specialize in the treatment of patients fighting complex or advanced-stage cancer. CTCA offers an integrative approach to cancer treatment that combines surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy with nutritional counseling, naturopathic medicine, mind-body therapy, and spiritual support to enhance quality of life and minimize side effects during treatment. The company serves patients from all 50 states at hospitals located in Atlanta, Chicago, Philadelphia, Phoenix and Tulsa. Known for delivering the Mother Standard® of care and Patient Empowerment Medicine®, CTCA provides patients with comprehensive information about their treatment options so they can participate in their treatment decisions. For more information about CTCA, go to www.cancercenter.com.

About the USHCC

Founded in 1979, the USHCC actively promotes the economic growth and development of our nation's entrepreneurs. The USHCC advocates on behalf of nearly 3.2 million Hispanic-owned businesses, that together contribute in excess of $486 billion to the American economy, each year. As the leading organization of its kind, the USHCC serves as an umbrella to more than 200 local chambers and business associations across the nation, and partners with more than 240 major corporations.

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CONTACT: Ammar Campa-Najjar Associate Director of Communications 619-721-5148Source:United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce