American Association for Cancer Research

2009 Cancer Health Disparities Conference

February 3-6, 2009
Carefree Resort and Villas
Carefree, AZ

John D. Carpten,
Translational Genomics Research Institute, Phoenix, AZ
Elena Martinez, University of Arizona Cancer Center, Tucson, AZ
Cheryl L. Willman, University of New Mexico Cancer Center, Albuquerque, NM

The Science of Cancer Health Disparities - 2009

Co-sponsored by the National Cancer Institute and Susan G. Komen for the Cure®
in conjunction with the AACR Minorities in Cancer Research Council.

The goals of this conference were to bring together scientists and other professionals working in a variety of disciplines to discuss the latest findings in the field, to foster interdisciplinary interactions, and to stimulate the development of new research in cancer health disparities. This exciting meeting provided a forum to identify risk factors and barriers to the reduction and elimination of cancer health disparities. Dr. Gerardo Jimenez-Sanchez of the Instituto Nacional de Medicina Genómica (National Institute of Genomic Medicine), Mexico City, Mexico opened the conference with a Keynote Address. The latest developments in basic science, clinical research, population science, behavioral research, and cancer survivorship were then presented during plenary, educational, concurrent, and poster sessions.