12th 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

Sept. 20-23, 2019
Hilton San Francisco Union Square
San Francisco, California

Conference Chair

Laura Fejerman, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California

Conference Cochairs
Smita Bhatia, University of Alabama Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama
Phyllis Pettit Nassi, Huntsman Cancer Institute, Salt Lake City, Utah
Sandi L. Pruitt, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas
Mariana C. Stern, University of Southern California Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, California
Clayton C. Yates, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Alabama

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  • Watch this video from Conference Chair Laura Fejerman and Conference Cochairs Phyllis Pettit Nassi and Mariana C. Stern:

Conference Program Committee
Christine B. Ambrosone, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Buffalo, New York
Benjamin O. Anderson, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington
Luis G. Carvajal-Carmona, University of California Davis, Davis, California
Melissa B. Davis, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, New York
Patricia M. Doykos, Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation, New York, New York
Deborah O. Erwin, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Buffalo, New York
Lola A. Fashoyin-Aje, U.S. Food and Drug Administration, Silver Spring, Maryland
Darrell M. Gray, The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, Columbus, Ohio
Quita Highsmith, Genentech, Inc., South San Francisco, California
Chanita Hughes-Halbert, Medical University of South Carolina Hollings Cancer Center, Charleston, South Carolina
James W. Lillard, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia
Lisa A. Newman, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, New York
Nynikka R. A. Palmer, University of California San Francisco Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, San Francisco, California
Steven R. Patierno, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina
Sanya A. Springfield, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland
Charles R. Thomas, Oregon Health & Science University, Portland, Oregon
Jennifer Tsui, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey
Desiree A. H. Walker, SHARE Cancer Support, New York, New York
Jovanny Zabaleta, Louisiana State University School of Medicine, New Orleans, Louisiana

The AACR Science of Cancer Health Disparities conferences advance the understanding of, and ultimately help to eliminate, the disparities 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 cancer health disparities. 

Professional Educational Grants


Daiichi Sankyo








National Cancer Institute- Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities

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