The Third AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities (September 30 – October 3, 2010, in Miami, Fla.) is co-sponsored by the National Cancer Institute in conjunction with the AACR Minorities in Cancer Research Council.
This conference will address all levels of basic, population, clinical and multidisciplinary research related to cancer. The goals of this conference are to bring together physicians, scientists, health professionals and health care leaders working in a variety of disciplines to discuss the latest findings in their fields, to foster collaborative interdisciplinary interactions and partnerships and to stimulate the development of new research in cancer health disparities.
Disparities 2010: Teleconference
Listen to this cancer health disparities press conference, "Improving Communication with Minority Patients," moderated by Olveen Carrasquillo, M.D., M.P.H., chief of the division of general medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine in Florida.
Disparities 2010: Interview with Cynthia Ryan, associate professor of English, University of Alabama at Birmingham, CR magazine contributing writer
Listen to Dr. Ryan discuss her CR magazine report, "Homeless With Cancer," about the underreported health care needs of homeless cancer patients and the personal relationships she developed with members of this "invisible community."
Disparities 2010: Interview with Silvia Franceschi, M.D., M.Sc., head of the section of infections and head of Infections and Cancer Epidemiology Group, WHO/International Agency for Research on Cancer
In this podcast, Dr. Franceschi discusses global health disparities and the incidence and burden of cancer in economically disadvantaged countries.
Disparities 2010: Interview with Christopher Lathan, M.D., instructor of medicine, Harvard Medical School
Watch Dr. Lathan discuss clinical trials, personalized medicine and the treatment gap in cancer care for vulnerable patient populations.
Disparities 2010: Interview with Sanya A. Springfield, Ph.D., director of the Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities at the National Cancer Institute Listen to Dr. Springfield speak with the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) on the issue of cancer health disparities.
Disparities 2010: Interview with Louis Stokes
Mr. Stokes speaks with the American Association for Cancer Research on the issue of cancer health disparities from his perspective as a former member of Congress.
Disparities 2010: Interview with Marian Robinson, community liaison, College of Health Education and Human Development, Clemson University
Ms. Robinson participates as an advocate with the AACR Scientist-Survivor program and shares her thoughts and experiences about cancer health disparities with the American Association for Cancer Research.
Disparities 2010: Interview with Steven R. Patierno, Ph.D., executive director, George Washington University Cancer Institute
Listen to Dr. Patierno discuss the challenges of overcoming cancer health disparities and the citywide Patient Navigator Research Program in the District of Columbia.
Disparities 2010: Interview with William G. Nelson, M.D., Ph.D., director, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center
Dr. Nelson discusses the most common cancer disparity among men, his activity on AACR’s new survivorship research task force, and his experience reviewing the exciting research proposals for Stand Up To Cancer in this wide-ranging interview.
Disparities 2010: Interview with Charles M. Perou, Ph.D., professor of genetics, pathology and laboratory medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Hear Dr. Perou, the AACR Distinguished Lecturer on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities, discuss his significant research about breast cancer and African-American women and his insights about the challenges and solutions of cancer health disparities.
Disparities 2010: Interview with Howard K. Koh, M.D., M.P.H., assistant secretary for health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Listen to Dr. Koh as he speaks with the American Association for Cancer Research about his personal experiences and the national challenges of cancer health disparities.
Disparities 2010: Eddie Reed, M.D., clinical director, University of South Alabama Mitchell Cancer Institute
Dr. Reed talks about the challenges of health disparities he experiences in his work, the recruitment and retention of members of minority populations in cancer clinical trials and his studies in molecular pharmacology.
Disparities 2010: Interview with Timothy R. Rebbeck, Ph.D., associate director of population science at the Abramson Cancer Center at University of Pennsylvania
Editor-in-Chief of AACR’s Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers & Prevention Dr. Rebbeck answers questions about the latest breakthroughs in our understanding of the genetic differences among races, trends in cancer health disparities and possible solutions.
Disparities 2010: Interview with Deborah M. Smith, M.D., M.P.H., gynecologist, Whitman-Walker Clinic, Washington, D.C.
Listen to Dr. Smith speaking with the American Association for Cancer Research on the issue of cancer health disparities.
Disparities 2010: Interview with Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.)
Listen to Rep. Cummings discuss cancer health disparities with the American Association for Cancer Research.
Disparities 2010: Interview with Rep. Donna M. Christensen, M.D. (D-U.S. Virgin Islands)
Listen to Rep. Christensen speaking with the American Association for Cancer Research on the issue of cancer health disparities from her perspective as a member of Congress and a physician.
Interview with Joseph D. Rosenblatt, M.D., interim director, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center
Dr. Rosenblatt discusses the issues of cancer health disparities from his perspective as director of a major cancer center in Miami.
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Updated: October 4, 2010