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12th AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved

​Program 

Friday, Sept. 20

Saturday, Sept. 21

Sunday, Sept. 22

Monday, Sept. 23


​Friday, Sept. 20

Welcome and Opening Session
4-5:45 p.m.

Keynote Address
Lisa C. Richardson, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia

MICR Council Meet and Greet
5:45-6:45 p.m.

Poster Session A / Opening Reception
6:45-8:45 p.m.

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Saturday, Sept. 21

Breakfast with Professional Networking Roundtables
8-8:55 a.m.

Plenary Session 1: Cancer Health Disparities - Where Are We Now?: Using Science to Inform Tobacco Policy
Session Chairs: John M. Carethers, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Electra D. Paskett, Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center, Columbus, Ohio
9-10:30 a.m.

Title to be announced
Robert A. Hiatt, University of California San Francisco Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center, San Francisco, California

Break
10:30-11 a.m.

Plenary Session 2: Cancer Health Disparities in the LGBTQ Community
Session Chairs: Madina Agénor, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts, and Liz Margolies, National LGBT Cancer Network, New York, New York
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Sexual orientation disparities in cervical cancer prevention among US women: An intersectional approach
Madina Agénor, Tufts University, Medford, Massachusetts

Sexual and gender minorities' cancer survivorship
Ulrike Boehmer, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts

Cancer survivorship among lesbian, gay, and bisexual people: Health status, interventions, and next steps
Jennifer Jabson Tree, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee

Healthcare disparities experienced by LGBTQ patients facing terminal cancer
Shail Maingi, St. Peter’s Health Partners, Troy, New York


MICR Professional Advancement Session / Lunch on Own (for those not attending PAS)
12:30-2 p.m.

Concurrent Sessions 1 & 2
2-3:15 p.m.

Concurrent Session 1: Border Health - Challenges and Opportunities for Cancer Control of Disparities
Session Chair: Shobha Srinivasan, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland

Border health overview: Challenges and opportunities

Amy Elizondo, National Rural Health Association, Washington, D.C.

Colorectal cancer mortality along the U.S.-Mexico border
Caitlin Murphy, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas

Cancer disparities and survivorship on the U.S. Mexico border region

Rebecca Palacios, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces, New Mexico

California-Baja California binational partnerships to address cancer needs

Prisci Quijada, California Department of Public Health, Sarcramento, California


Concurrent Session
2: Comprehensive Cancer Prevention Initiatives in Low- and Middle-Income Country Settings - What Does It Take?
Session Chairs: Lisa A. Newman, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, New York, and Andrea S. Llera, Instituto Leloir, Buenos Aires, Argentina

HPV self-collection as a strategy to reduce health inequalities in cervical cancer prevention

Silvina Arrossi, CEDES - Centro de Estudios de Estado y Sociedad, CABA, Argentina

Colorectal cancer prevention and screening in Nigeria

T. Peter Kingham, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York

Breast cancer screening opportunities in Africa
Alice Chong, RAD-AID International, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Break

3:15-3:45 p.m.


Hot Topics in Cancer Health Disparities 1

3:45-5:15 p.m.


Poster Session B / Reception

5:15-7:15 p.m.


Evening Off / Dinner on Own

7:15 p.m.

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Sunday, Sept. 22

Breakfast with Professional Networking Roundtables
8-8:55 a.m.

Advocate Session
8-9 a.m.

Plenary Session 3: Cancer Health Disparities in California
Session Chairs: Rick A. Kittles, City of Hope, Duarte, California, and Dennis Deapen, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California
9-10:30 a.m.

Title to be announced
Claradina Soto, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California

Cancer incidence rates and trends among Chinese-, Filipino-, Japanese-, and Korean-Americans
Lihua Liu, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California

Title to be announced
Dennis Deapen


Break

10:30-11 a.m.


Plenary Session 4: Lifestyle and Environmental Determinants of Cancer Health Disparities

Session Chairs: Graham Colditz, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, and Gary L. Ellison, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland

11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Social factors and prostate cancer disparities in African American men
Scarlett Lin Gomez, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California

Title to be announced
Ann S. Hamilton, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California

Title to be announced
John D. Carpten, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California


Poster Session C / Lunch
12:30-2:30 p.m.


Educational Sessions 1 & 2
2:30-3:30 p.m.

Educational Session 1: Geospatial and Multilevel Analyses Applied to Cancer Health Disparities
Session Chair: Sandi L. Pruitt, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas

Spatial analysis in cancer disparities research

Kirsten Beyer, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Spatial epidemiology and cancer research

Dustin T. Duncan, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York



Educational Session
2: Disparities in Therapeutic Outcomes and Prevalence of Adverse Effects
Session Chair: M. Eileen Dolan, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois


Breast cancer patients of African ancestry have higher exhausted CD8+ T cell signature in tumor microenvironment associated with poor survival

Yao Song, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Buffalo, New York

Metformin use and pancreatic cancer survival: Are there racial differences?

Adetunji T. Toriola, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri

Cardiovascular disease incidence among breast cancer survivors across race/ethnicity and socioeconomic groups
Zaixing Shi, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington

Cardiovascular disease incidence among breast cancer survivors across race/ethnicity and socioeconomic groups

Desiree A. H. Walker, SHARE Cancer Support, New York, New York


Hot Topics in Cancer Health Disparities 2

3:30-5 p.m.


Break

5-5:30 p.m.


Concurrent Sessions 3 & 4

5:30-6:45 p.m.

Concurrent Session 3: Cancer Center–Led Community Outreach and Engagement at NCI Cancer Centers
Session Chair: Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati, University of Southern California Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, California

Title to be announced
Lourdes Baezconde-Garbanati

Community outreach and engagement to address Asian American and Pacific Islander cancer health disparities

Sora Park Tanjasiri, California State University, Irvine, California

Population level problems require system level solutions: Collective impact approaches to solving cancer disparities

Kim Rhoads, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, California


Concurrent Session
4: New Approaches to Omics and Other Big Data
Session Chair: Melissa B. Davis, Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, New York

Precision medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine/New York Presbyterian: Breaking silos, integrating resources, being inclusive

Andrea Sboner, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, New York

The impact of ancestry on mutational signatures

Paz Polak, Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New York

Molecular characterization of sessile serrated adenoma/polyps from a large African American cohort: A risk factor for higher colorectal cancer in this population

Hassan Ashktorab, Howard University, Washington, D.C.

Evening Off / Dinner on Own
6:45 p.m.


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Monday, Sept. 23


Breakfast with Professional Networking Roundtables

8-8:55 a.m.


Hot Topics in Cancer Health Disparities 3

9-10:30 a.m.


Break
10:30-11 a.m.

Plenary Session 5: Cancer Disparities in Children and AYA
Session Chairs: Jun J. Yang, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee, and Elizabeth Gage-Bouchard, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Buffalo, New York
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Disparities in AYA Oncology: The role of treatment site
Julie Wolfson, Univeristy of Alabama-Birmingham School of Medicine, Birmingham, Alabama

Survival disparities in children and AYAs with Hodgkin lymphoma
Justine Kahn, Columbia University, New York, New York

What causes the increased risk of acute lymphoblastic leukemia in Latinos?
Adam de Smith, Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California


Plenary Session 6: Disparities in Response to Immunotherapy and the Cancer Immune Profile
Session Chair: Stefan Ambs, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland
12:30-2 p.m.

Microbiome in human populations
Xin W. Wang, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland

Differences in the immune microenvironment of African American and Caucasian triple negative breast cancer
Lajos Pusztai, Yale Cancer Center, New Haven, Connecticut

Immunological treatment of advanced prostate cancer: Preferential responsiveness in African-Americans
Oliver Sartor, Tulane Cancer Center, New Orleans, Louisiana


Closing Remarks
2 p.m.

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