American Association for Cancer Research

2011 Cancer Health Disparities Teleconference

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The Fourth AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities, co-supported by Susan G. Komen for the Cure® in collaboration with the National Cancer Institute and the AACR Minorities in Cancer Research Council, was held September 18 – 21, 2011, in Washington, DC. The program featured all levels of basic, population, clinical and transdisciplinary research related to cancer. The goals of this conference were 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.

On Monday, Sept. 19 at 1:00 p.m. ET, Chanita Hughes-Halbert, Ph.D., director of the Center for Community-based Research and Health Disparities at the University of Pennsylvania, hosted a press conference on the following research:

  • Association Found Between Stress and Breast Cancer Aggressiveness
  • Higher Incidence of Secondary Breast Cancer Seen Among Black Women Regardless of Age
  • Depression Affected Preventive Health Screening Among Latina Breast Cancer Survivors
  • Mammography Use Up for U.S. Immigrants
Listen to a recording of the teleconference:



Download* the mp3 of the teleconference (44.15 MB, 48 minutes and 13 seconds)

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Page updated: Sept. 20, 2011