Project Mauco made mass meeting with students and the community of Molina
Molina. Hoy 9 de junio, the Center for advanced chronic diseases (Accdis, by its acronym in English) will be an activity of education in cancer destined to the population of Molina, place chosen by the Faculty of medicine UC for the Mauco project.
This is a study of cohort of diseases chronic, collecting the data of about ten thousand people for ten years, in a work of collaboration between the universities of Chile, Catholic and with the support of the Universidad Católica of the Maule, with financing of a fund special from CONICYT that finances studies that address a topic of relevance for the country, FONDAP.
Activity, que se realizará desde las 14 en el Teatro Municipal de Molina, contemplates the participation of specialists in cancer and includes the Conference "what is cancer?”, In addition to a table round with the development of subjects linked to the disease. For the activity of Molina high schools students are invited, as well as adults and people of her third age of the commune.
"Molina will be our city's reference, It will allow us to know the causes of the high rates of cancer and heart disease. With our cohort, we want to do a similar study to which was the Framingham, where could it be determined such that certain levels of cholesterol are safe and are not associated with heart attack. Now, instead of base us in data foreigners go determine what are those levels safe for our population, with our climate, with our soil, with our food, "that produces certain diseases above other", explains the Dra. Catterina Ferreccio, who leads the study.
The origin of this study is based on a concern that proposed the Government to analyze "the adult chronic diseases" for the 21ST century and its objective is to study multiple exposures are taking people along the track. Each individual will have his history of exposure, habits like smoking, that where he works, mental health, State physical, State cognitive and samples biological stored in a BioBank.
These assessments and sampling, that is done in the Hospital de Molina, is van repeating at the time and each person will have his history of health individual. Discusses the evolution of these measurements and their association with health outcomes, from deteriorating cognitive until diseases cardiovascular, respiratory or cancers.
Los 10 mil participantes voluntarios de Molina, de entre 45 y 74 años, se seguirán por al menos 10 años, generating a major Bank of information and biological samples. Will be assessed fully and thus provided a service to the commune, to the country and to level Latin American, Since this research is being conducted in a very rigorous way with international standards that will bring relevant scientific information.
"What is expected is that this study will allow us to know the parameters of normality and that can change the policies of prevention and control in the short term, Although much information valuable is obtained in a medium and long term, then that positive and negative health events occur", He said the Dra. Ferreccio.