​Cancer Health Disparities Conference Set for Nov. 9-12 in San Antonio


SAN ANTONIO — The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) will release new research on disparities in cancer that represent a major public health problem at its conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medical Underserved, Nov. 9-12 at the Grand Hyatt San Antonio.

A press kit containing releases and highlighted abstracts will be available Monday, Nov. 3. Research that will be highlighted in the conference includes:

  • Methods for increasing clinical trial enrollment among Latina women with breast cancer;
  • Survival rates among American Native and Alaskan Indian populations;
  • Factors that influence breast cancer risk among women of Mexican descent; and
  • Disparities in human papillomavirus vaccination rates.


In addition, John D. Carpten, PhD, deputy director of basic sciences at the Translational Genomics Research Institute in Phoenix, will deliver the 2014 AACR Distinguished Lectureship on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities, funded by Susan G. Komen.

Read the online program.

For more information or to register for the meeting, please contact Lauren Riley at or 215-446-7155, or Jeremy Moore at or 215-446-7109.

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