Ninth 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

September 25-28, 2016
The Westin Fort Lauderdale Beach Resort
Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Conference Co-chairpersons
Rick A. Kittles, University of Arizona Cancer Center, Tucson, Arizona
Folakemi T. Odedina, University of Florida Health Cancer Center, Gainesville, Florida
Jeffrey N. Weitzel, City of Hope, Duarte, California
Jun J. Yang, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee

Scientific Program Committee
Gerard Colón-Otero, Mayo Clinic Florida, Jacksonville, Florida
Marcia R. Cruz-Correa, University of Puerto Rico Comprehensive Cancer Center, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Samir Gupta, VA Medical Center San Diego, California
Stephen D. Hursting, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Mary Jackson Scroggins, In My Sister's Care, Washington, DC
Barbara H. Jung, University of Illinois at Chicago, Illinois
Christopher S. Lathan, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts
Coleman K. Obasaju, Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, Indiana
Amelie G. Ramirez, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas
Sanya A. Springfield, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland
Mariana C. Stern, University of Southern California Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, California

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The AACR Cancer Health Disparities conferences advance the understanding and, ultimately, help to eliminate the disparities in cancer that represent a major public health problem in our country. By promoting the exchange of novel ideas and information between a wide range of professionals from academia, industry, government, and the community, these conferences harness the potential and maximize the many opportunities for bringing research on health disparities from bench to bedside or community, and back again. The goals of these conferences have been to bring together scientists and other professionals working in a variety of disciplines to discuss the latest findings in the field and to stimulate the development of new research in cancer health disparities. Make plans now to join us for this exciting program.



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