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15th 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 16-19, 2022
Philadelphia Marriott Downtown
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Register for On-Demand AccessTuesday, August 2, 2022

Conference cochairs:

Kevin L. Gardner, Vagelos College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, New York
K. Sean Kimbro, North Carolina Central University, Durham, North Carolina
Martin Mendoza, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland
Camille C. R. Ragin, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Claradina Soto, Keck School of Medicine of USC, Los Angeles, California

Program Committee:

James R. Alaro, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, Maryland
Oluwadamilola M. Fayanju, Penn Medicine Abramson Cancer Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Marvella E. Ford, MUSC Hollings Cancer Center, Charleston, South Carolina
Jennifer A. Freedman, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina
Sophia H. L. George, University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Ctr., Miami, Florida
Cimona V. Hinton, Clark Atlanta University, Atlanta, Georgia
Franklin W. Huang, UCSF – University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California
Wenora Y Johnson, Fight Colorectal Cancer, Joliet, Illinois
Adana A.M. Llanos, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, New York, New York
James W. Lillard, Morehouse School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia
Edith P. Mitchell, Jefferson Health Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Khadijah A. Mitchell, Lafayette College, Phillipsburg, New Jersey
Lorelei A. Mucci, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts
Adam B. Murphy, Northwestern University – Chicago, Chicago, IL
Jesse Nodora, UCSD Moores Cancer Center, La Jolla, California
Valerie Odero-Marah, Morgan State University, Baltimore, Maryland
Renee Reams, Florida A&M University, Tallahassee, Florida
Lorna Rodriguez-Rust, City of Hope National Medical Center, Duarte, California
Sanya A. Springfield, NCI Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities, Rockville, Maryland
Katherine Y. Tossas, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia
Clayton C. Yates, Tuskegee University, Tuskegee, Alabama

Please note that this meeting will take place as an in-person event in Philadelphia and will not live-stream content for virtual participation. The meeting content will be captured and made available as an on-demand program after the meeting. Please see the REGISTRATION page for details. 

Join us for the 15th AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorites and the Medically Underserved. This conference advances the understanding of, and ultimately helps to eliminate, the disparities that represent a major public health problem. Reflecting this transdisciplinary field, professionals from academia, industry, government, and the community are brought 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.

Lead Supporter



*This conference is supported in part by the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number R13CA239609. The content presented is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the National Institutes of Health.


Daiichi Sankyo, Inc.

Reception Supporter

Professional Education Grants

Bristol Myers Squibb


poster session supporter


Continuing Medical Education Activity AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM available