September 25 - 28, 2017
Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
Abstract submission deadline: Monday, June 12
Advance registration deadline: Thursday, August 10
Monday, September 25
Tuesday, September 26
Wednesday, September 27
Thursday, September 28
Monday, September 25
Welcome and Opening Session 5:00 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Physical and social engagement: The anticancer effectAACR President - Michael A. Caligiuri, The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, Columbus, Ohio
Cancer Disparities Research: 10 Years of Progress and Promise Highlights of the most significant progress over the last 10 years, current challenges, and opportunities.
Colorectal CancerJohn M. Carethers, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Breast cancer disparities: Progress, challenges, and opportunitiesChristopher I. Li, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington
Prostate CancerRick A. Kittles, City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, Duarte, California
Research addressing cervical cancer disparities: Progress, challenges, and opportunitiesElectra D. Paskett, Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, Columbus, Ohio
Eighth Annual AACR Distinguished Lectureship on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities, funded by Susan G. Komen®: Reducing racial disparities in breast cancer mortality: Modifiable etiologic factors, risk prediction, and outcomes
Julie R. Palmer, Boston University School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts
MICR Council Meet and Greet7:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Poster Session A / Opening Reception8:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m.
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Tuesday, September 26
Continental Breakfast / Professional Networking Roundtables7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m.
Plenary Session 1: Inflammation, Microbiome, and Cancer Disparities
Session Chairs: Johanna W. Lampe, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington, and Stephen O’Keefe, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania8:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
Changes in the composition and activity of the colonic microbiome that may explain the extreme risk of colon cancer in Alaskan Native
Gut microbiome across racial/ethnic groups and associations with biomarkers of cancer riskJohanna W. Lampe
Are changes in the esophageal microbiome responsible for the high squamous cell cancer health disparities in rural South Africans?
Vikash Sewram, African Cancer Institute, Stellenbosch University, South Africa
Break9:30 a.m.-10:00 a.m.
Plenary Session 2: Forum and Town Hall – Strategic Opportunities for Cancer Health Disparities ResearchModerator: Rick A. Kittles, University of Arizona Cancer Center, Tucson, Arizona10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
William J. Blot, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Nashville, TennesseeBrian A. King, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GeorgiaElectra D. Paskett, Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, Columbus, OhioEliseo J. Pérez-Stable, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, Bethesda, MarylandSanya A. Springfield, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland
Concurrent Sessions 1 & 211:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Concurrent Session 1: Disparities in Pediatric CancersSession Chair: Michael E. Scheurer, Baylor College of Medicine, Dan L. Duncan Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
Childhood cancer disparities: Past, present, and future Michael E. Scheurer
Poverty and pediatric leukemia outcomesKira Bona, Dana-Farber and Boston Children's Cancer and Blood Disorders Center, Boston, Massachusetts
The Reducing Ethnic Disparities in Acute Leukemia (REDIAL) Study: A cohort profilePhilip J. Lupo, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
Concurrent Session 2: Multi-Level Social Determinants of Cancer Health Disparities
Session Chairs: Scarlett Lin Gomez, Cancer Prevention Institute of California, Fremont, California; Beti Thompson, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington; and Celette S. Skinner, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
Understanding cancer disparities in mortality and survivorship and social and built environmentsSalma Shariff-Marco, Cancer Prevention Institute of California, Fremont, California
Not the same everywhere: The moderating role of context on cancer disparities
Sandi L. Pruitt, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
Lunch on Own (for those not attending PAS)12:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.
Hot Topics in Cancer Health Disparities 1 Session Chair: Laura Fejerman, University of California, San Francisco, California
2:00 p.m.-3:30 p.m.
Distinct genomic alterations in prostate cancer of African American menAlbert Dobi, Center for Prostate Disease Research (CPDR), Rockville, Maryland
β-catenin overexpression underlies the aggressive disease course in African American triple negative breast cancer patients that lack androgen receptorKaruna Mittal, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia
Somatic mutations and ancestry markers in Hispanic lung cancer patientsWilliam D. Cress, Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Florida
Development of a novel therapeutic splice-switching oligonucleotide targeting race-related androgen receptor signaling and aggressive prostate cancerJennifer A. Freedman, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina
Estrogenic activity is associated with race/ethnicity and Indigenous American ancestry among San Francisco Bay Area womenSylvia S. Sanchez, University of California, Berkeley, Berkeley, California
Differences in tumor infiltrating lymphocytes between racially-distinct triple negative breast tumorsNikita Wright, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia
Educational Sessions 1 & 23:30 p.m.-4:30 p.m.
Educational Session 1: Global Health and Environmental Exposures
Session Chairs: John D. Groopman, Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, and Robert Hiatt, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, San Francisco, California
Identifying an epigenetic basis for arsenic-associated bladder cancer in a population in Chihuahua, MexicoRebecca Fry, UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Title to be announcedLourdes Baezconde-Garbanati, USC Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California
Liver cancer among minority populations in the United StatesKatherine A. McGlynn, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, Maryland
Educational Session 2: New Biological Models to Advance Cancer Health Disparities Research
Session Chairs: John D. Carpten, USC Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, and Tiffany Wallace, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, Maryland
IntroductionJohn D. Carpten and Tiffany Wallace
Cancer chemotherapy and the tools needed to advance treatment in a medical diverse populationJennie L. Williams, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York
Understanding the biology of TNBC and breast cancer stem cells in patients of diverse ethnicities
Evelyn M. Jiagge, University of Michigan Health System, Ann Arbor, Michigan
NCI's Patient-Derived Models Repository: Generating models from racial and ethnic minorities
Yvonne A. Evrard, Leidos Biomedical Research, Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, Frederick, Maryland
Poster Session B / Reception4:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Evening Off / Dinner on Own6:30 p.m.-
Wednesday, September 27
Plenary Session 3: Financial and Economic Burden of Cancer SurvivorshipSession Chair: Edith P. Mitchell, Thomas Jefferson University Kimmel Cancer Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and K. Robin Yabroff, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C.8:00 a.m.-9:30 a.m.
Financial well-being and health: Definitions and measurement issuesReginald D. Tucker-Seeley, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
Physical challenges and their financial impact on survivorsCrystal S. Denlinger, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Title to be announcedAlan Balch, Patient Advocate Foundation, Hampton, Virginia
Plenary Session 4: Forum and Town Hall – Cancer Health Care for Underserved Patients in 2017 and Beyond
Moderator: John M. Carethers, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan10:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m.
Impact of Affordable Care Act on reducing cancer health disparities for the medically underservedTimothy D. McBride, Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri
Health literacy and accessing equitable cancer health careMary Jackson Scroggins, In My Sister's Care and Pinkie Hugs, Washington, D.C.
Community-engaged cancer care: Connecting workforce, workplace, and clientsMaureen Y. Lichtveld, Tulane University, New Orleans, Louisiana
Disparities in lung cancer screening utilization: Effective outreach to the communityChristopher S. Lathan, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts
Concurrent Sessions 3 & 4
11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Concurrent Session 3: Disparities in Survivorship and Patient Outcomes
Session Chairs: Leslie L. Robison, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee, and
Stephanie B. Wheeler, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Disparities in survivors of pediatric, adolescent, and young adult cancersSmita Bhatia, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama
Developing effective community and health system partnerships to advance health equity and health disparities researchNadine J. Barrett, Duke Cancer Institute, Durham, North Carolina
Disparities in breast cancer survivorship and outcomes
Lawrence Kushi, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, California
Concurrent Session 4: Cancer in Rural Areas
Session Chairs: Mark B. Dignan, University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center, Lexington, Kentucky, and Kathryn E. Weaver,
Wake Forest Baptist Comprehensive Cancer Center, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Rural disparities in uptake of well visits and access to cancer screening in Medicare under the Affordable Care ActRoger T. Anderson, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia
Overcoming barriers to screening in rural areas: No bus, no taxi, no servicesBeti Thompson, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington
A lay navigation program for older cancer survivorsMaria Pisu, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Alabama
Poster Session C / Lunch12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.
Hot Topics in Cancer Health Disparities 2
Session Chair: Jun J. Yang, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee
2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Primary care utilization, late-stage diagnosis and timeliness of treatment among Medicaid cancer patients: Early signals following the ACA expansionJennifer Tsui, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey
Tumor masking or tumor aggressiveness? : A structural equations modeling approach to estimate the impact of breast density on breast cancer stage, overall and by raceKatherine Y. Tossas-Milligan, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Patterns of bladder cancer incidence, tumor characteristics, and survival among Latinos in California: Results from the California Cancer RegistrySumeet Syan-Bhanvadia, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
Factors associated with decreased survival in epithelial ovarian cancer patients from the southern United StatesSherri L. Stewart, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia
Temporal patterns of breast cancer treatment initiation and completion among black and white women in the Carolina Breast Cancer StudySophie E. Mayer, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Considering unintended effects of a colorectal cancer navigation program in a federally qualified health center in Chicago on mammography uptakeYazmin San Miguel, University of California San Diego, La Jolla, California
Educational Sessions 3 & 44:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Educational Session 3: Forming Successful Collaborations and Building a Research Program
Session Chairs: Sora Tanjasiri, Health Promotion Research Institute California State University, Fullerton, California, and Jeffrey N. Weitzel, City of Hope, Duarte, California
Not showing up empty-handed: A multi-community collaboration for cancer prevention and controlSora Tanjasiri
Building and sustaining partnerships in cancer health disparities research
Chanita Hughes-Halbert, Medical University of South Carolina Hollings Cancer Center, Charleston, South Carolina
Providing a helping hand and appealing to the inner academic among community-based clinicians: The Clinical Cancer Genomics Community Research NetworkJeffrey N. Weitzel
Successful collaboration: A community advocate’s perspectiveNia Aitaoto, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, Arkansas
Educational Session 4: Structural and Social Determinants of Cancer Disparities
Session Chair: Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable, National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, Bethesda, Maryland
Structural and social determinants of cancer disparities
Eliseo J. Pérez-Stable
Intersectional approaches to studying the interaction of multiple and multilevel social determinants on cancer health disparitiesScarlett Lin Gomez, Cancer Prevention Institute of California, Fremont, California
Structural interventions to reduce cancer disparitiesArleen Brown, UCLA General Internal Medicine and Health Services Research, Los Angeles, California
Evening Off / Dinner on Own5:00 p.m.-
Thursday, September 28
Breakfast / Professional Networking Roundtables7:00 a.m.-8:00 a.m.
Plenary Session 5:
Continental Obesity, the Obesity Paradox, and Cancer Disparities
Session Chairs: Esther M. John, Cancer Prevention Institute of California, Fremont, California, and Bette Caan, Kaiser Permanente, Oakland, California8:00-9:30 a.m.
Explaining the obesity paradox in cancer: The role of muscle
Obesity in breast and ovarian cancers: Racial / ethnic disparities
Elisa V. Bandera, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey
Racial / ethnic disparities in breast cancer risk associated with body sizeEsther M. John
Multiethnic differences in BMI, body composition, and survival in colorectal and breast cancerElizabeth M. Cespedes Feliciano, Kaiser Permanente Division of Research, Oakland, California
Break9:30 a.m.-9:45 a.m.
Plenary Session 6: Environmental Exposures and Cancer Health Disparities in Underserved Communities
Session Chair: Johnnye Lewis, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico9:45-11:15 a.m.
Disparate exposures of Native Americans to metal mixtures in abandoned mine waste in the west: Implications for cancer risk Johnnye Lewis, University of New Mexico Health Disparities Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Diet, exposure and stem cells: Interactive determinants of mammary cancer risk and outcomeRobin S. Fuchs-Young, Texas A&M University Health Science Center, College Station, Texas
The role of intergenerational community cohorts to examine the burden of cancer from environmental exposures Mary Beth Terry, Columbia University School of Public Health, New York, New York
Title to be announcedEdith Hood, Red Water Pond Community Association, Church Rock, New Mexico
Plenary Session 7: Vision for the Next 10 Years of Cancer Disparities Research
11:15 a.m.-12:45 p.m.
Clinical ResearchOlufunmilayo I. Olopade, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois
Victoria L. Seewaldt, City of Hope, Duarte, California
Basic ResearchJohn D. Carpten, USC Keck School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California
Multilevel ApproachesTimothy R. Rebbeck, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts
Closing Remarks12:45 p.m.
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