American Association for Cancer Research

Program

The Science of Cancer Health Disparities 2012

Program as of October 26

* - short talk from proffered paper

Saturday, October 27

Professional Advancement Session
Transdisciplinary Approaches for Addressing Cancer Health Disparities

Organized by the AACR Minorities in Cancer Research (MICR) Council
Session Chairperson: Chanita Hughes-Halbert, Medical University of South Carolina Hollings Cancer Center, Charleston, SC
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

This informative Professional Advancement Session provides a forum in which students, postdoctoral candidates, and junior investigators can discuss important career development issues in cancer health disparities, including working effectively as part of a multidisciplinary research team, successful grantsmanship, and developing a research focus and program. Established senior scientists will address these topics through a facilitated panel discussion.

All conference registrants are invited to attend this session at no additional cost.

Panelists:
Rick A. Kittles, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, IL
Electra D. Paskett, The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, Columbus, OH
Lucile L. Adams-Campbell, Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Washington, DC
Claudia R. Baquet, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD
John D. Carpten, Translational Genomics Research Institute, Phoenix, AZ

Educational Sessions 1-2

1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

  • Educational Session 1: Clinical Trials: Designing Clinical Trial Strategies

    Session Chairperson: Marvella E. Ford, Medical University of South Carolina, Hollings Cancer Center, Charleston, SC

    Overview of science of recruitment 
    Marvella E. Ford 

    Employing a community partnerships approach to recruit AA men to a cancer prevention trial
    Elise D. Cook, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

    Improving perceptions of clinical trials in predominantly African American communities in South Carolina
    Marvella E. Ford 

    Advancing the science of recruitment and retention of ethnically diverse populations
    Anna M. Nápoles, University of California, San Francisco, CA

  • Educational Session 2: Use of Genetic Ancestry in Cancer Disparities Research

    Session Chairperson: Rick A. Kittles, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL

    Overview on genetic ancestry and its use in cancer disparities research
    Rick A. Kittles

    Admixture mapping in lung and prostate cancer
    Cathryn H. Bock, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI

    Gaining epidemiologic insights from ancestry associations with cancer risk factors
    Lisa B. Signorello, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA

Educational Sessions 3-4

2:45 p.m.-4:15 p.m.

  • Educational Session 3: Biospecimen Collection and Biobanking: Implications in the Diagnosis and Therapy of Cancer for Underserved Patients

    Session Chairperson: Carolyn C. Compton, Critical Path Institute, Tucson, AZ

    Introduction/Overview
    Carolyn C. Compton

    Part 1: Biospecimen Community Education/Outreach (Panel Discussion)

    Minority and rural population views and consent preferences for biospecimen and biobank donation

    Claudia R. Baquet, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD

    Hoy y Mañana (Translation: Today and Tomorrow): A biospecimen community education/outreach program for Latinos
    Elisa M. Rodriguez, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, NY

    Translating research into practice: Results of the WINCART Center Biospecimen Pilot Study and Community Outreach Efforts
    Patchareeya Kwan, Claremont Graduate University School of Community and Global Health, Claremont, CA

    Part 2: Biospecimen Science and Technology Development to Benefit Disparities (Presentations)

    Biospecimen science and health disparities
    Helen Moore, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD

    Technology development for biospecimen science
    Anthony Dickherber, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD

  • Educational Session 4: Health Literacy in the Real World: Insights and Applications Relevant to Cancer Disparities

    Session Chairperson: Rena J. Pasick, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, San Francisco, CA

    Introduction
    Rena J. Pasick

    Being literate, "doing" literacy, and staying healthy: Insights on health literacy from the adult ESL classroom
    Maricel G. Santos, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA

    Health literacy and health information technology: Promises and pitfalls
    Urmimala Sarkar, University of California, San Francisco, CA

    Summary
    Rena J. Pasick

Opening Plenary Session

6:30 p.m.-8:15 p.m.

Welcome and Opening Remarks
Conference Co-Chairpersons: William G. Nelson, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD, and
Christopher I. Li, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA

Keynote Address
Howard K. Koh, Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C.

2012 AACR Distinguished Lecture on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities
funded by Susan G. Komen for the Cure®

Advancing the science of cancer health disparities: The case for public trust, bioethics, research literacy, and biospecimen science
Claudia R. Baquet, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 

Please Note: The complete Opening Plenary Session, including Dr. Koh's keynote address and Dr. Baquet's lecture, will be made available via teleconference. (The teleconference will include only the audio for the session; presenters' slides will not be available, and teleconference participants will not be able to ask questions.) Visit the Cancer Health Disparities 2012 Teleconferences page to obtain the dial-in numbers before the session or to listen to the audio recording of the session beginning Monday, October 29.

Opening Reception

8:15 p.m.-10:15 p.m.

 

Sunday, October 28

Plenary Session 1: Obesity and Cancer: Who We Are, How We Live, and What We Do

Session Chairperson: Christopher I. Li, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA
8:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.

Introduction/Background
Christopher I. Li

Obesity and cancer: A mechanistic perspective
Stephen D. Hursting, University of Texas, Austin, TX

Racial/ethnic differences in the genetics of obesity
Jose R. Fernandez, University of Alabama, Birmingham, AL

Impact of the built environment on obesity
Theresa H. M. Keegan, Cancer Prevention Institute of California, Fremont, CA

Interventions to improve outcomes among obese cancer survivors
Lucile L. Adams-Campbell, Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Washington, DC

Special Session 1: Multilevel Assessment and Perception of Risk of Cancer in Underserved Communities: The CPHHD Experience

Session Chairperson: Richard B. Warnecke, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL 

9:45 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

Introduction
Richard B. Warnecke

Communicating risk in underserved populations
K. Vish Viswanath, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, MA

Communicating breast cancer risk in the primary care environment
Kent F. Hoskins, University of Illinois College of Medicine, Chicago, IL 

Objective and perceived risk of cervical cancer among Appalachian women
Electra D. Paskett, The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, Columbus, OH

Multi-level breast cancer interventions in Latinas
Beti Thompson, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA

Perspectives on risk in American Indian and Alaska Native populations
Dedra S. Buchwald, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Break

11:00 a.m.-11:15 a.m.

Plenary Session 2: Hot Topics in Cancer Health Disparities Research

Session Chairperson: Marcia R. Cruz-Correa, University of Puerto Rico Comprehensive Cancer Center, San Juan, PR
11:15 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Genetic susceptibility, genetic ancestry, and breast cancer risk among Hispanic and non-Hispanic white women*
Laura Fejerman, University of California, San Francisco, CA

Genetic variation in the vitamin D pathway and risk for colorectal cancer in African Americans*
Fabio Pibiri, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL 

Investigation of transcriptome differences in breast cancer tissues from African-American and East African patients with triple negative breast cancer*
Lisa Baumbach, Translational Genomics Research Institute, Phoenix, AZ

Prostate cancer risk and dietary folate in a multi-ethnic population: Higher intake increases risk in the California Collaborative Prostate Cancer Study*
Glovioell W. Rowland, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

The effect of language on the self-rated health of Latina breast cancer survivors: Cancer self-efficacy and spiritual well-being as potential mediators of this association*
Maria DeLourdes Garcia-Jimenez, UC Berkeley-UC San Francisco Joint Medical Program, Berkeley, CA

Racial/ethnic differences in breast cancer survival and mediating effects of tumor characteristics, sociodemographic and treatment factors*
Erica T. Warner, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, MA

Racial-ethnic disparities in patient-provider communication and overall perceptions of follow-up care quality among adult cancer survivor*
Nynikka R.A. Palmer, Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC

Lunch on Own / Free Time

1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Plenary Session 3: Disparities in Cancer Pain Diagnosis and Provision of Palliative Care

Session Chairperson: Richard Payne, Duke University, Durham, NC
2:30 p.m.-4:15 p.m.

Cancer treatment outcomes, including pain and palliative care, in Asian populations
Marjorie Kagawa-Singer, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, Los Angeles, CA

Cancer treatment outcomes, including pain and palliative care, in Latino populations
Guadalupe Palos, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Disparities in cancer palliative care for medically underserved populations
Michael J. Fisch, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

Poster Session A

4:15 p.m.-6:45 p.m.

 

Monday, October 29

Plenary Session 4: Tobacco and Global Health

Session Chairperson: Jonathan M. Samet, USC/Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, CA
8:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.

The global tobacco epidemic in 2012
Jonathan M. Samet

Genetics and the cancer health disparities caused by smoking
Neal N. Benowitz, University of California, San Francisco, CA

Controlling tobacco use in minorities and the underserved
Lourdes A. Baezconde-Garbanati, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

Global tobacco control and disparities in smoking
Joanna Cohen, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD

Forum 1: Policy

9:45 a.m.-11:00 a.m.

AACR’s role and strategies for influencing policy in Washington D.C.
Jon Retzlaff, American Association for Cancer Research, Washington D.C.

Break

11:00 a.m.-11:15 a.m.

Plenary Session 5: Global Health Disparities in Cancer

Session Chairperson: Jorge Gomez, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD
11:15 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Cervical cancer as an example of gender-associated health inequality
Rolando Herrero, International Agency for Research on Cancer, World Health Organization, Lyon, France

Global perspective on the prevention of HPV-related cancers in men:  From epidemiology to intervention
Anna R. Giuliano, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa, FL

Less than three HPV vaccine doses: Implications for administering the HPV vaccine in resource-poor settings
Mahboobeh Safaeian, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD

Introducing HPV screening into low-resource settings: Opportunities and challenges
Julia C. Gage, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD

The US-Latin American Cancer Research Network as a model of collaboration with Latin America
Jorge Gomez

Lunch on Own / Free Time

1:00 p.m.-1:45 p.m.

Special Session 2: Training and Funding Opportunities in Cancer Health Disparity Research

Session Chairperson: Michael M. Gottesman, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD
1:45 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Piloting new training and career development opportunities at the National Institutes of Health
Michael M. Gottesman

Increasing diversity in the cancer research workforce: Funding opportunities
H. Nelson Aguila, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD

PCORI funding opportunities in disparities
Anne C. Beal, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI), Washington, DC

Plenary Session 6: Inflammation and Cancer

Session Chairperson: Curtis C. Harris, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD
3:00 p.m.-4:45 p.m.

Myeloma in blacks: Not more of the same
Ola Landgren, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, MD

Inflammation, DNA mismatch repair, and colon cancer
John M. Carethers, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Inflammation and cancer: Interweaving microRNA, free radical, innate immune, and p53 networks
Curtis C. Harris

Poster Session B

4:45 p.m.-7:15 p.m.

 

Tuesday, October 30

Plenary Session 7: The Impact of Genomics in Understanding Cancer Biology Across Populations

Session Chairperson: John D. Carpten, Translational Genomics Research Institute, Phoenix, AZ
8:00 a.m.-9:45 a.m.

Genome sequencing of triple-negative breast cancer in African American women
John D. Carpten

Molecular profiling of breast cancer in Mexico: Identification of novel therapeutic targets through whole genome sequencing analysis
Alfredo Hidalgo-Miranda, Instituto Nacional de Medicina Genómica (INMEGEN), Mexico City, Mexico

Genomics of racial disparities in pediatric acute lymphoblastic leukemia
Jun J. Yang, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, TN

Genomics of colorectal cancer in African Americans
Nathan A. Ellis, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL

Panel discussion

Break

9:45 a.m.-10:00 a.m.

Forum 2: Community-Based Participatory Research to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities: Current and Future Perspectives

Session Chairperson: Chanita Hughes-Halbert, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
10:00 a.m.-11:15 a.m.

Community-based interventions to reduce colon cancer disparities in African Americans in South Carolina
James R. Hébert, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

Community-based participatory research for cancer prevention and control in African Americans
Chanita Hughes-Halbert

National efforts to integrate patient navigation into the health care system
Elizabeth Calhoun, University of Illinois, Chicago, IL

Plenary Session 8: Eliminating Colorectal Cancer Health Disparities: Can It Be Done?

Session Chairperson: Electra D. Paskett, The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, Columbus, OH
11:15 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Overview of CRC and disparities
Sally W. Vernon, University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston, TX

Racial disparities in CRC stage at presentation
Anthony S. Robbins, American Cancer Society, Atlanta, GA

Understanding and reducing disparities in colorectal cancer: From diagnosis forward
Blase N. Polite, University of Chicago Cancer Research Center, Chicago, IL

Statewide colorectal cancer disparity elimination in Delaware
Stephen Grubbs, Helen F. Graham Cancer Center, Christiana Care Health System, and Delaware Cancer Consortium, Newark, DE

Closing Remarks

1:00 p.m.-1:15 p.m.

Departure