American Association for Cancer Research

2011 Cancer Health Disparities Conference

Science of Cancer Health Disparities 

In collaboration with the National Cancer Institute and the
AACR Minorities in Cancer Research Council

The Science of Cancer Health Disparities
in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved

September 18-21, 2011
Grand Hyatt Washington
Washington, DC

Lead Supporter
Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R)



William G. Nelson, Johns Hopkins Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, Baltimore, MD

Smita Bhatia, City of Hope, Duarte, CA
Chanita Hughes-Halbert, Abramson Cancer Center of University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA
Rick A. Kittles, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL
Miguel A. Villalona-Calero, Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Lucile L. Adams-Campbell, Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Washington, DC
Francis Ali-Osman, Duke University Comprehensive Cancer Center, Durham, NC
Ethan Dmitrovsky, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH
Levi A. Garraway, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA
Christopher I. Li, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA
Steven R. Patierno, George Washington University, Washington, DC
Sanya A. Springfield, National Cancer Institute, Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities, Bethesda, MD
James E. Williams Jr., Intercultural Cancer Council, Camp Hill, PA

This was the fourth in the series of AACR conferences addressing new research in cancer health disparities. The program featured all levels of basic, population, clinical, and transdisciplinary research related to cancer. The goals of the 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. Over 450 attendees participated in the 2011 program.