Interventions to Address Cancer Disparities
Presented by Minorities in Cancer Research (MICR)
Sunday, April 2, 2006
3:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m.
Washington Convention Center, Room 102
Beverly D. Lyn-Cook, Ph.D.
FDA-NCTR, Jefferson, AR
Jessie A. Satia, Ph.D.
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Nontraditional approaches, or social support interventions, may be particularly effective in promoting cancer screening and reducing cancer mortality in high-risk minority populations. Programs that use social support offer the potential to draw on the strengths of a population, such as the ties between individuals, the importance of the family, and traditional cultural values, to improve screening for certain cancers in minority groups. This session will address educational models for cancer intervention and treatment in minority communities.
Beverly D. Lyn-Cook, FDA-NCTR, Jefferson, AR
*Interventions to address cancer disparities: Overview
Jessie A. Satia, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
*Kin keeper: A model to teach black women and their family members about breast and cervical cancer prevention
Karen Patricia Williams, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
Developing a breast cancer decision support intervention for Latinas
Vanessa B. Sheppard, Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, DC
Weight loss interventions among African Americans
Melicia C. Whitt-Glover, Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, NC
*Abstracts for these presentations are located in the 97th AACR Annual Meeting Proceedings which are availble in print, on CD, and online (most current).