American Association for Cancer Research

Distinguished Lectureship Series at Howard University

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Colon Cancer Health Disparities in Minority Populations

AACR-MICR Distinguished Lectureship Series

The Distinguished Lectureship Series 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.


The inaugural lecture of this program took place concurrently with the Fourth AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved in Washington, D.C.

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

Please check www.aacr.org/DLS for more AACR-MICR Distinguished Lectureship Series talks at Minority-Serving Institutions