Through thought leadership, academic initiatives, medical programming, and awareness activities, AHF promotes increased access to quality healthcare and treatments throughout the Americas.


A healthy Americas with increased access to quality healthcare and treatments due to sustainable national health policies, public awareness programs, physician knowledge, and access to medicines in the Region.

Americas Health Foundation is a 501 (c)(3), non-profit foundation.

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  • December 2019
    Using ctDNA as a liquid biopsy may herald a revolution for tumor management. In the era of personalized medicine, liquid biopsies represent the turning point in cancer management. Furthermore, KRAS testing has a potentially bright future in the area of oncology for tumor diagnosis and appropriate treatment decisions. KRAS mutation analysis is ordered primarily to determine if metastatic colon cancer or non-small cell lung cancer is likely to respond to standard therapy, an anti-EGFR drug therapy. Tumors with the KRAS mutation do not respond to anti-EGFR therapy. If the patient’s tumor is...

Who We Are

Key Opinion Leaders: A challenge for companies working with key opinion leaders (KOLs) is to help them through education, meetings, symposiums and conferences to understand the constant changes occurring in the public health arena. In the areas of public health, KOLs offer valuable insights into such areas as disease states and patient treatment regimens, and to new product exposure through literature and their professional circles. Working with the private sector to build new or expand current relations with key opinion health and medical professionals to open doors that enable them to disseminate new product information and results to the medical community through trusted sources. AHF will plan and convening opportunities for sector leaders to work together on key issues. We will collaborate with KOLs for a healthier Americas.

Operational Model: The AHF will work with entities wanting to support Latin American governments in accomplishing their public health goals. These entities could be part of the private or the not-for-profit sectors.The AHF will help translate the needs of the Latin American governments into actionable projects and work with these organizations to seek funding to implement those projects. In turn, The AHF will seek the best partner to execute on time and on budget for the funding entities and do so with all the quality, transparency and collaboration required by governments.

Board Members: Rodrigo Calderon (Chairman, Mexico), Scott Eldestein (Secretary, USA), Carlos Gil Ferreira (Brazil), Richard Salvatierra (President, USA), Brent Lightner (Treasurer, USA), Roberto Debbag (Argentina), Valderilio Azevedo (Brazil)

Advisory Committee: Raul Istúriz (Venezuela), Angela Chaves (Colombia), Sidnei Epelman (Brazil), Luisa Fallieros (Brazil), Louis Garrison (USA), Carlos Gil Ferreira (Brazil), Joff Masukawa (USA), Ricardo Ruttiman (Argentina), Marco Sáfadi (Brazil), Dario Soto Abril (USA), Andrew Rudman (USA), Ana Rita Gonzalez (USA), João Bosco Siqueira (Brazil), Stephen Stefani (Brazil), Jaime Torres (Venezuela), Gabriel Carrasquilla (Colombia), Carlos Pineda (Mexico)

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