11th AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved

In association with the AACR Minorities in Cancer Research Council

Nov. 2-5, 2018
Sheraton New Orleans Hotel
New Orleans, Louisiana

Conference Cochairs
Ivis Febus-Sampayo, SHARE Cancer Support, New York, New York
Laura Fejerman, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine, San Francisco, California
Scarlett Lin Gomez, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California
Augusto C. Ochoa, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-Stanley S. Scott Cancer Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
Brian M. Rivers, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia

Conference Program Committee
Matthew P. Banegas, Kaiser Permanente, Portland, Oregon
Gerardo Colon-Otero, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Jacksonville, Florida
Darrell M. Gray, II, The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, Columbus, Ohio
Barbara H. Jung, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Sonia S. Kupfer, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
Johanna W. Lampe, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington
Maureen Y. Lichtveld, Tulane University School of Public Health, New Orleans, Louisiana
Laura A. Martello-Rooney, SUNY Downstate Medical Center, Brooklyn, New York
Glenn M. Mills, Louisiana State University Feist-Weiller Cancer Center, Shreveport, Louisiana
Adam B. Murphy, Northwestern University, Chicago, Illinois
Folakemi T. Odedina, University of Florida Health Cancer Center, Orlando, Florida
Julie R. Palmer, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts
Lewis R. Roberts, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, Minnesota
Sanya A. Springfield, National Cancer Institute Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities, Rockville, Maryland
Robert A. Winn, University of Illinois Cancer Center, Chicago, Illinois
Clayton C. Yates, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Alabama

Keynote Speaker
Norman E. Sharpless, Director, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland

The AACR Science of Cancer Health Disparities conferences advance the understanding of, and ultimately help to eliminate, the disparities along the cancer continuum that represent a major public health problem in our country. Reflecting this transdisciplinary field, professionals from academia, industry, government, and the community are brought together to promote the exchange of novel ideas,  discuss the latest findings in the field, and stimulate the development of new research on health disparities. Make plans now to join us for this exciting program.

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