American Association for Cancer Research

Poster Session A

Poster Session A

Friday, December 6 • 8:15 p.m.-10:15 p.m.


Behavioral and Social Science: Alcohol, Tobacco, and Substance Abuse

  • (A01) Cancer-risk behavior clustering involving physical activity, tobacco and alcohol use by race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status among U.S. college students, Christina Czart Ciecierski.
  • (A02) Population-based study of tobacco use among HIV-infected persons living in Puerto Rico, Vivian Colon-Lopez.



  • (A03) Clinical trial participation and biospecimen donation for research: Barriers, historical, and ethical issues among rural and urban residents in Maryland, Claudia R. Baquet.
  • (A04) Preferences for models of informed consent for secondary research uses of biospecimens among diverse women, Katherine Brown.
  • (A05) Secondary consent to research use of biospecimens among men, Bettina F. Drake.
  • (A06) Project 4B: Developing a web-based bioethics and biobanking curriculum for biomedical and bio-behavioral researchers, Ivana Sehovic.


Cancer Communications

  • (A07) Examining perceptions about the HPV vaccine by sociodemographic characteristics and factors associated with perceptions: Findings from the 2012 Health Information National Trends Survey (HINTS), Kassandra I. Alcaraz.
  • (A08) Designing eHealth applications to support Hispanic cancer survivors, Jennifer R. Banas.
  • (A09) Perceptions of oncology professionals and African American breast cancer survivors on the experience of transitioning from breast cancer patient to survivor, Rachel M. Ceballos.
  • (A10) The development of a culturally appropriate informed consent communication tool, Melissa Simon.
  • (A11) Cancer 101 Biospecimens: Evaluation of a community education curriculum on biospecimen research adapted for six population groups, Linda Fleisher.
  • (A12) Cancer communication in African American churches, Brook E. Harmon.
  • (A13) Patient-provider communication and colorectal cancer screening in three Asian communities, Karen Kim.
  • (A14) Colorectal cancer screening: Does racial/ethnic and language concordance matter? Karen Kim.
  • (A15) An innovative intervention to promote breast cancer screening in Chinese American women, Helen Lam.
  • (A16) Individual versus family decision making on breast cancer screening among Chinese American women, Helen Lam.
  • (A17) The readability of patient education material regarding prostate cancer, DeCoria McCauley.
  • (A18) Minority and underserved communities’ perceptions of cancer care and Moffitt Cancer Center, Gwendolyn Quinn.


Community-based Interventions

  • (A19) Acceptability of the Pap test versus an HPV self-sampler for cervical cancer screening among women of Haitian descent, Francesca Damus.
  • (A20) Wii Can: Merging technology and support from community health advisors, Michelle Y. Martin.
  • (A21) Developing a lifestyle intervention to reduce obesity and cancer risk for Asian Americans, Beverly J. Gor.
  • (A22) Developing an intervention to promote breast cancer control among minorities, Lisa Hinton.
  • (A23) Development and initial feedback about a human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine comic book for adolescents, Mira L. Katz.
  • (A24) A brief theory-based healthy eating intervention aimed at skills building at home can increase fruit and vegetable consumption among Latinas, Linda K. Ko.
  • (A25) Evaluation of the food environment in rural towns in eastern Washington, Linda K. Ko.
  • (A26) Tackling cervical cancer disparities through African American beauty salons: A community-based health education intervention, Amy Leader.
  • (A27) Addressing cancer disparities through use of a novel community-based oncology program, Ann Oluloro.
  • (A28) CBPR and Social Marketing Intersection Model to increase screening mammogram in uninsured and underinsured women: A preliminary evaluation, Saleh M.M. Rahman.


Community-based Participatory Research

  • (A29) Community and academic partnership to prevent breast cancer: Experience from the Community Outreach and Preventive Services Core of a P20 Center, Saleh M.M. Rahman.
  • (A30) Using the principles of community-based participatory research to build an office of health equity within a nationally designated cancer institute, Nadine Josann Barrett.
  • (A31) Identifying barriers to breast cancer screening guideline adherence among minority women residing in rural geographical regions: Final analysis, Monique J. Carter.
  • (A32) Impact of Nueva Vida's model on disparate levels of quality of life, distress and self-efficacy in Latinas with breast cancer, Margaret L.G. Darling.
  • (A33) Engaging stakeholders to improve quality of life in Latina breast cancer survivors and their caregivers: Lessons learned from a community-based organization, Margaret L.G. Darling.
  • (A34) Church-based recruitment and retention of Appalachian adults in an eHealth program to reduce obesity, Mark Dignan.
  • (A35) Barriers faced and enablers used by community health workers in 3 underserved communities on cervical cancer screening among Haitian, Hispanic, and African American women, Brendaly Rodriguez.
  • (A36) Community involvement in prevention research: A model for reducing cancer disparities, Dorothy F. Parker.
  • (A37) Measuring internal consistency of community engagement principle items and calculation of community engagement scores, Melody S. Goodman.
  • (A38) High levels of breast cancer mortality: Social determinants of health impact rural African American women conceptualize health in the Arkansas Delta, Nancy J. Greer-Williams.
  • (A39) Informing community-based participatory research in the Pacific Islander community: The PIC Health (Pacific Islander Community Health) Study, Christina K. Holub.
  • (A40) The Mini-Report: Use of CBPR to create a practical tool to address lung cancer disparities in rural communities, Georgia Mueller.
  • (A41) A clinic-level intervention for cancer screening developed using participatory research, Aimee S. James.
  • (A42) Adherence to cancer screening tests among Appalachian women, Electra D. Paskett.
  • (A43) Comparing changes in cancer knowledge, health attitudes, and behavior by demographics and assimilation from a multi-tiered community-based model, Janani Rajbhandari Thapa.
  • (A44) A community-based approach to addressing cervical and colorectal cancer screening in minority communities in South Florida, Dinah Trevil.
  • (A45) HPV awareness prevents positive infections, Sonjia Kenya.
  • (A46) Breast cancers come out of nowhere: A two part Durham Community/Duke partnership to identify signaling pathways during the initiation of triple-negative breast cancer in African American women, Christopher Sistrunk.


Decision Making

  • (A47) What low-income mothers don’t know (but wish they did) about childhood HPV vaccination: A qualitative study, Tiffany D. Floyd.


Genetic Testing and Counseling

  • (A48) Enhancing cancer genomics practice in public health departments to identify women at high risk for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome (HBOC), Monique L. Martin.


Health Education

  • (A49) From community-based participatory research to community-based participatory education: The implementation of community participation in cancer disparities curriculum development, Cassandra D.L. Fritz.
  • (A50) Educating women about cancer clinical trials: The impact of a community health educator intervention in a primary care clinic, Christine M. Gunn.
  • (A51) Geographic management of programs (GMaP) region VI: A regional approach to biospecimen education in diverse communities, Heidi M. Harbach.
  • (A52) An evaluation of the “Con Amor Aprendemos” cervical cancer education intervention for Latino couples in El Salvador, Logan J. Kirsch.
  • (A53) Causes and barriers associated with the Pap test among Latina farmworkers in Georgia, John S. Luque.
  • (A54) Reaching the Hispanic community via ¡Salud! Serie de Charlas, Jessica McIntyre.
  • (A55) Can opposites attract? Developing a multi-institutional, interprofessional, cancer-related disparities curriculum for health professional students, Keith B. Naylor.
  • (A56) Adaptation of a cancer clinical trials educational program for African Americans and Latinos, Debra J. Pelto.
  • (A57) MD/ PhD combined program with emphasis in translational research; Conquering health disparities in cancer for Hispanics, Ilka C. Rios-Reyes.
  • (A58) Adaptation of a Spanish-language educational DVD about biobanking for Hispanics in Puerto Rico and Florida, Yonaira M. Rivera.
  • (A59) The inflatable colon is a unique tool for educating people about colorectal cancer in New Mexico and Washington states, Janet Sanchez.
  • (A60) Para nuestra comunidad: A Spanish video promoting clinical trials, biospecimen studies and research participation for advancing cancer research and quality care, Mayra Serrano.
  • (A61) Student Institute to Stimulate Interest in Radiological Sciences Academic Careers (SISIRSAC): A novel near-peer mentoring approach, Charles R. Thomas.
  • (A62) Post-treatment follow-up care and health-related information needs among rural breast, prostate, and colorectal cancer survivors, Kathryn E. Weaver.


Recruitment/Retention/Adherence Research

  • (A63) Recruitment strategies in a community-based colorectal cancer study of men and women of African ancestry: The story within the story, Stacy N. Davis.
  • (A64) Evaluating the feasibility of a cancer registry-based recruitment strategy to obtain saliva samples for genetic association analysis in an ethnically diverse sample of breast cancer survivors, Marvella E. Ford.
  • (A65) Evaluating the reliability of an instrument assessing cancer clinical trial perceptions in a predominantly African American sample, Marvella E. Ford.
  • (A66) Recommendations to address common barriers to diversity in oncology clinical trials: An industry perspective, Kelly R. Kirsch.
  • (A67) Identifying discrepancies in target recruitment within minority participants in National Cancer Institute-funded epidemiologic studies, Eliza R. Mette.
  • (A68) Awareness of ongoing clinical trial information: Physicians’ and clinical trial administrators’ perspectives, Jose M. Soto.
  • (A69) The feasibility of delivering a home-based motivational exercise program to African American breast cancer survivors, Denise Spector.
  • (A70) The feasibility of using social networks to understand the causal pathways of cancer disparities, Essie Torres.
  • (A71) Clinical trial participation: Differences in distance traveled across different ethnic groups, Katherine A. Yeager.
  • (A72) Models of patient navigation programs: Experience from the Cancer Disparities Research Partnership (CDRP) grantees, Melissa K. Yee.


Socioeconomic Influences

  • (A73) Breast cancer subtype distribution and survival among Hispanic women in California, Matthew P. Banegas.
  • (A74) Community engagement approach to address contributors to cancer health disparities in Worcester, MA, Wilfredo Eugenio De Jesus-Monge.
  • (A75) Racial and ethnic differences in travel time to mammography facilities in 5 U.S. cities, Shannon Graham.
  • (A76) Poverty as a carcinogen, Sarah Rausch Osian.



  • (A77) Colorectal cancer screening among overweight versus non-overweight Asian Americans, Karen Kim.
  • (A78) Factors associated with screening mammography in Asian Americans: Test of the Andersen's Behavioral Model of Health Services Use, ThuyQuynh Ngoc Do.
  • (A79) Empowering Latino cancer patients on the reality of cancer pain and debunking cultural myths via an interactive pain education program, Gloria Juarez.
  • (A80) Acral melanoma in the Hawaiian islands: Exploring immunologic PDL-1 signature in the minority population, Shane Y. Morita.
  • (A81) Examining racial differences in social support needs among women diagnosed with ovarian cancer, Will Tarver.
  • (A82) University of Guam/University of Hawaii Cancer Center Partnership: Celebrating 10 years of research, training, education, and outreach to reduce cancer health disparities among Pacific Islanders, Carl-Wilhelm Vogel.


Health Care Systems

  • (A83) Diversity by race, hispanic ethnicity, and sex of the United States medical oncology physician workforce, Ramon Burgos.
  • (A84) Do patient follow-up improvements, at hospitals caring for medically underserved patients, impact no-show rates, Teena L. Francois.


Treatment Factors and Outcomes

  • (A85) Socioeconomic determinants of the receipt of guideline-concordant breast cancer treatment, Jean A. McDougall.
  • (A86) Identifying system-level barriers to breast cancer treatment which lead to health disparities for vulnerable communities: A qualitative approach, Lailea Noel.


Head and Neck Cancers

  • (A87) Integrated genomic and epigenomic deep sequencing analyses reveal head and neck cancer survival disparities associated to alterations in the PAX, NOTCH1, and TP53 pathways, Rafael Guerrero-Preston.
  • (A88) Racial disparity in stage of diagnosis and survival among oral and pharyngeal cancer patients, Yi Guo.
  • (A89) Racial disparity in p16 positive oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma, Charles Moore.


Lung Cancer

  • (A90) Changes in lung cancer rate over four years in a tobacco producing state: Examining the effect of race and gender, Baqar A. Husaini.
  • (A91) Prevalence and effectiveness of treatment patterns for early-stage lung cancer, Christina D. Williams.


Vaccines and Immunoprevention

  • (A92) Effects of bortezomib administration on cytokine secretion, signaling, and function in breast cancer, Samuel Troy Pellom.
  • (A93) Human papillomavirus vaccine recommendations and beliefs among primary care providers in Federally Qualified Health Centers, Katherine Roland.
  • (A94) Nationwide assessment of human papillomavirus genotypes in cancers: Implications for prevention and monitoring impact of current and future (9-Valent) HPV vaccines in the United States, Mona Saraiya.