American Association for Cancer Research

AACR-MICR Distinguished Lectureship Series

MICR logoCo-chairs: Dr. Marcia Cruz-Correa and Dr. Wayne Bowen

The Minorities in Cancer Research (MICR) Council is extremely pleased to announce the AACR Distinguished Lectureship Series (DLS), a new MICR-organized program funded by the National Cancer Institute's Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities.

The DLS brings together leading researchers who present the latest developments in cancer research to students and faculty at Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs). These lectures are intended to inspire young minority students and educators at MSIs to pursue cancer research.


Past Distinguished Lectureship Series sessions:

Cancer Health Disparities: Genomics and Prevention

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
San Diego State University
Institute for Behavioral and Community Health
San Diego, CA

  • Multilevel Genomic Models of Cancer Disparities
    Timothy R. Rebbeck, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
  • Epidemiological and Genomic Studies of Breast Cancer in Hispanic/Latina Women
    Elena Martinez, Ph.D., M.P.H., University of California San Diego Moores Cancer Center, La Jolla, CA
  • Racial Disparities and Genetics of Prostate Cancer
    Michael Blaise Cook, Ph.D., NCI-Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, Bethesda, MD

Common Organ-Specific Cancer Disparities in Minority Populations

Monday, December 9, 2013
5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Morehouse School of Medicine
National Center for Primary Care
Atlanta, GA

  • Health Disparities in Ovarian Cancer
    Victoria L. Seewaldt, M.D., Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
  • Molecular Health Disparities in Colon Cancer among African-Americans
    John M. Carethers, M.D., University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI
  • Pancreatic Cancer and Drug Treatment: The Role of Drug Transporters
    Beverly D. Lyn-Cook, Ph.D.

Interaction of Obesity and Breast Cancer

Friday, September 7, 2012
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Meharry Medical College
Nashville, TN

  • Obesity, Metabolism and Breast Cancer:  A Mechanistic Perspective
    Stephen D. Hursting, Ph.D., M.P.H., University of Texas Austin, Austin, TX
  • Obesity, Metabolic Syndrome and Breast Cancer Disparities
    Lucile L. Adams-Campbell, Ph.D., Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Washington, D.C.
  • Race, cellular metabolism, and epigenetic reprogramming in breast cancer: is there a molecular connection?
    Kevin Gardner, M.D., Ph.D., NCI-Center for Cancer Research, Bethesda, MD

Colon Cancer Health Disparities in Minority Populations

Tuesday, September 20, 2011
6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Howard University College of Medicine
Washington, D.C.

  • Chicago Colorectal Cancer Consortium: A Step Forward in the Study of Colorectal Cancer Disparities
    Xavier Llor, M.D., Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • The Interplay of Genes and Environment in Cancer Disparities
    Rick A. Kittles, Ph.D., University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
  • Optimizing Survivorship and Surveillance after Treatment for Colorectal Cancer
    Marvella E. Ford, Ph.D., Medical University of South Carolina Hollings Cancer Center, Charleston, SC

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