One of the purposes of Minorities in Cancer Research is to address the disparities in cancer incidence and mortality faced by minorities and the medically underserved. Below you will find information about the AACR and MICR's involvement in this crucial area of research.
AACR Special Conferences
Fifth Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved
October 27–30, 2012 • San Diego, CA
Chairpersons: William G. Nelson and Christopher I. Li
This conference was inaugurated in 2007 and was a landmark event on the path to understanding and, ultimately, eliminating the disparities in cancer that represent a major public health problem in our country. By promoting the exchange of novel ideas and information among a wide range of professionals and laity, from academia, industry, government and the community, the conference was able to harness the potential and maximize the many opportunities for bringing research on health disparities from bench to bedside or community, and back again.
AACR-MICR Distinguished Lectureship Series
The AACR-MICR Distinguished Lectureship Series (DLS) is a new MICR-organized program funded by a generous grant from the National Cancer Institute's Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities. The DLS brings together leading researchers to provide free talks at Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs) in order to inspire young minority students and MSI educators to pursue cancer research. Please check our website to see the latest schedule of talks.
AACR Scientific Achievement Award
The AACR Distinguished Lecture on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities, funded by Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, recognizes an investigator whose novel and significant work has had or may have a far-reaching impact on the etiology, detection, diagnosis, treatment or prevention of cancer health disparities.
The recipient of the award receives a $5,000 honorarium and presents a 45-minute lecture at the AACR Conference on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved.
AACR Scientific Sessions
The AACR has demonstrated longstanding support of cancer health disparities by including this research area in its scientific sessions throughout the Association's Annual Meeting:
The AACR publishes seven highly-cited journals and a magazine, Cancer Today (formerly CR magazine). Cancer health disparities has been a featured topic in articles and podcasts from these publications. See below for recent news:
- AACR Press Releases page
- Cancer Today, The Wait for a Match, Karen Patterson
- Cancer Today, Stark Realities in Zambia, Cynthia Ryan
- CR, The Culture and Cancer of Rural Poverty, Sue Rochman
- CR, Rethinking Disparities, Kevin Begos
- CR, Defining Disparities, Sue Rochman
- CR, Reaching out to Native Americans with Cancer, Kevin Begos
For more information about cancer health disparities among minority populations, visit the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities (CRCHD). Grants and Funding Opportunities:
NCI Cancer Disparities Research: Sharing Ideas, Forging Partnerships
by Dr. Sanya A. Springfield, Director of NCI Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities (CRCHD)
NCI Cancer Bulletin • July 12, 2011
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