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AACR to Host Virtual Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorites and the Medically Underserved

PHILADELPHIA – The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) in association with the AACR Minorities in Cancer Research Council will host a virtual special conference titled The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved next month, October 2-4, 2020.

This meeting aims to 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 will come 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.

The meeting program will discuss a variety of topics, including diversity and inclusion in clinical trials; disparities in cancer risk and treatment among the LGBTQ population; precision oncology in diverse populations; financial toxicity for cancer patients; the impact COVID-19 has had on patients with cancer; diversifying the cancer research workforce; and more.

The full program is available here.

Media Registration

To register as press, journalists must provide official press credentials such as a business card, editorial roster or masthead, international press card, or letter of assignment. Alternatively, journalists may provide proof of membership in the Association of Health Care Journalists (AHCJ). Journalists seeking complimentary registration may also be asked to provide recent bylined health/medical/science coverage or further information about their plans for covering the meeting.

Members of the media can register by contacting Kathleen Venango at [email protected].


For more information, contact a member of the AACR public relations team:

Julia Gunther, associate director, [email protected] or 770-403-7690

Matthew Burns, manager, [email protected] or 610-618-0666

Kathleen Venango, coordinator, [email protected] or 215-290-5408

Rick Buck, senior director, communications and public relations, [email protected] or 856-562-5668

Follow the meeting on Twitter: #AACRDisp20.