In its first year in 2000, Redes created its headquarters in Texas, established regional centers across the country, and conducted its inaugural meeting of its National Steering Committee (NSC), which is comprised of experts and leaders from academia, governmental agencies and community groups.
Redes then expanded its infrastructure starting in 2001 by serving additional states, recruiting new partners, and conducting regional meetings and annual NSC conferences.
The network also developed—and continues to develop—collaborations to build advancements and opportunities in Latino cancer research, training and awareness. Collaborators include the National Hispanic Medical Association, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, LIVESTRONG, and more.
In 2004, Redes laid its foundation for future research, training and awareness activities in its Latino Cancer Report. This agenda is based on contributions from a broad array of more than 600 U.S. opinion leaders. The agenda provides recommendations for public and private policymakers and groups to address Latino cancer.
From 2005-2010, the network expanded activities to continue to understand why Latinos experience cancer disparities and generate new opportunities in Latino cancer research, training and awareness.
Since 2010, Redes has taken new steps to maintain and expand its existing infrastructure into a sustainable network that will reduce cancer health disparities through cancer research, training and awareness. Led by an experienced team of Latino investigators with more than a decade of collaboration on published cancer health disparities research programs, Redes will feature innovative community-based participatory research (CBPR) on cancer control, prevention and survivorship.