Steven R. Patierno, PhD
AACR Distinguished Lectureship on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities

Steven R. Patierno, PhD

Deputy Director, Duke Cancer Institute
Professor of Medicine
Professor of Pharmacology and Cancer Biology
Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health
Duke University Medical Center

For helping to identify actionable molecular pathways contributing to the aggressive biology of lung, breast, colon and prostate cancer in African American patients, including novel ancestry-related alternative RNA splicing variants that correlate with poor survival outcomes in minority patient populations. 

This AACR lectureship recognizes an investigator whose novel and significant work has had or may have a far-reaching impact on the etiology, detection, diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of cancer health disparities. Dr. Patierno presented his award lecture titled “In Pursuit of Cancer Health Equity: Cancer Disparities Research and Intervention Across the Disparities Continuum,” Friday, September 20, 2019, during the 12th AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved. To learn more, please visit the press release.

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