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

In collaboration with the AACR Minorities in Cancer Research Council

November 13-16, 2015
Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
Atlanta, Georgia

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Conference Co-Chairpersons
John M. Carethers, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Marcia R. Cruz-Correa, University of Puerto Rico Comprehensive Cancer Center, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Mary Jackson Scroggins, In My Sister's Care, Washington, DC
Edith A. Perez, Genentech, Inc., South San Francisco, California
Beti Thompson, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, Washington
Cheryl L. Willman, University of New Mexico Cancer Center, Albuquerque, New Mexico

Scientific Program Committee
Christine B. Ambrosone, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, Buffalo, New York
Kimlin T. Ashing, City of Hope, Duarte, California
Claudia R. Baquet, Hope Institute, Columbia, Maryland
A. William Blackstock, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Gerardo Colón-Otero, Mayo Clinic Florida, Jacksonville, Florida
Elise D. Cook, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas
Beth A. Jones, Yale University School of Public Health, Lyme, Connecticut
Karen E. Kim, University of Chicago Medical Center, Chicago, Illinois
Sonia Kupfer, University of Chicago, Chicago, Illinois
George L. Maxwell, Inova Fairfax Hospital, Falls Church, Virginia
Sofia D. Merajver, University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan
Steven R. Patierno, Duke Cancer Institute, Durham, North Carolina
Sanya A. Springfield, NCI-CRCHD, Bethesda, Maryland
Mariana C. Stern, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, California
K. Vish Viswanath, Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts
Jeffrey N. Weitzel, City of Hope, Duarte, California

This year’s conference will feature the most innovative science in cancer health disparities across the entire cancer continuum. Each Plenary Session will focus on a section of the cancer continuum and is designed to include presentations from the top basic, translational, clinical, and population researchers to highlight multidisciplinary approaches to cancer health disparities. Additional sessions will address challenges and opportunities in precision medicine, interventional studies in special populations, and resources and initiatives in cancer health disparities research. In addition to invited speakers, those who submit top ranking abstracts will have the opportunity to be selected to present “hot topic” oral presentations in the Plenary Sessions. By promoting the exchange of novel ideas and information between professionals from academia, industry, government, and the community, this conference will harness the potential and maximize the many opportunities for bringing research on health disparities from bench to bedside to community, and back again. Register for this conference to join the top cancer health disparities researchers this November in Atlanta, Georgia.

Funding for this conference was made possible (in part) by the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number R13CA203380. The views expressed in written conference materials or publications and by speakers and moderators do not necessarily reflect the official policies or views of the National Institutes of Health or the Department of Health and Human Services; nor does mention by trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement by the U.S. Government.

Continuing Medical Education Activity AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM available

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