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Program

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Welcome and Opening Session
10 a.m.-12 p.m.

Welcome

Keynote Address
Robert A. Winn, VCU Massey Cancer Center, Richmond, Virginia

Advocate Keynote
Loriana Hernandez-Aldama, ArmorUp for LIFE, Chester Springs, Pennsylvania

AACR Distinguished Lecture
Speaker to be announced

Break
12-12:15 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions 1 & 2
12:15-1:45 p.m.
Concurrent Session 1: Artificial Intelligence for the New Frontier of Cancer Health Disparities Research
Session Chairs: Thomas J. Fuchs, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, New york and Gretchen P. Jackson, IBM Watson Health, Nashville, Tennessee

Title to be announced
Irene Dankwa-Mullan, IBM Watson Health, Bethesda, Maryland

Additional speakers to be announced

Panel Discussion

Concurrent Session 2: Cancer Health Disparities in Hispanics/Latin(os/xs)
Session Chair: Laura Fejerman, UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, Davis, CAlifornia

Introduction to cancer health disparities in Hispanic/Latin(o/x) communities
Laura Fejerman, UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, Davis, California

EGFR mutations in lung cancer in patients from Latin America
Matthew L. Meyerson, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts

Title to be announced
Ana Patricia Ortiz, University of Puerto Rico Comprehensive Cancer Center, Guaynabo, Puerto Rico

Liver cancer and differences across Hispanic groups: Importance of disaggregation in understanding cancer disparities
Paulo S. Pinheiro, University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Miami, Florida

Panel Discussion

Break
1:45-2 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions 3 & 4
2-3 p.m.
Concurrent Session 3: Developing Research Tools for Cancer Health Disparities
Session Chairs: Kevin L. Gardner, Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons, New York, New York, and Charles M. Perou, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Title to be announced
Luis G. Carvajal-Carmona, University of California Davis, Davis, California

Building biobanks in Nigeria with breast and colorectal cancers: Challenges in doing this, benefits in having one, and how to overcome barriers
Olusegun Isaac Alatise,  Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife, Nigeria

Additional speakers to be announced

Panel Discussion

Concurrent Session 4: LGBTQ+ Cancer Health Disparities
Session Chair: Jesse Ehrenfeld, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, WIsconsin

Using large, prospective cohort data to elucidate sexual orientation-related cancer disparities
Brittany M. Charlton, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts

In Survivors’ Own Voices: What LGBTQI cancer survivors want you to know about our disparities
Scout, National LGBT Cancer Network, Providence, Rhode Island

Additional speaker to be announced

Panel Discussion

Break
3:30-3:45 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions 5 & 6
3:45-5:15 p.m.
Concurrent Session 5: The Science of Global Health Disparities
Session chair: James R. Alaro, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, Maryland
Concurrent Session 6: Heterogeneity Within the Asian and Pacific Islander Diaspora: Focusing on Diversity to Understand Cancer Determinants
Session Chairs: Scarlett L. Gomez, University of California San francisco, San Francisco, CAlifornia, and Grace X. Ma, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Epidemiology and sociodemographic overview: What we know so far
Scarlett L. Gomez

Additional speakers to be announced

Panel Discussion

Thursday, October 7, 2021

Plenary Session 1: Addressing Unconscious and Implicit Bias in Clinical Cancer Research and Healthcare
10-11:30 a.m.
Session Chair: Lauren M. Hamel, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan, and Vetta L. Sanders Thompson, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis, Missouri 

Title to be announced
Jessica W. Tsai, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts

Bias and stereotyping in recruiting for cancer clinical trials
Soumya J. Niranjan, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama

Additional speakers to be announced

Panel Discussion

Break
11:30-11:45 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions 7 & 8
Concurrent Session 7: Cancer Health Disparities Exposome: From the Zip Code to Genetic Code
Session chair: Samson Gebreab, National Institutes of Health, Rockville, Maryland
Concurrent Session 8: Cancer Health Disparities in the African American/Black Community and the African Diaspora
Session Chairs: Sophia H. I. George, University of Miami Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, Miami, Florida, and Camille C. R. Ragin, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Break
1:15-1:30 p.m.
Concurrent Sessions 9 & 10
1:30-3 p.m.
Concurrent Session 9: Impact of Comorbidities and Their Treatment on Cancer Biology and Survivorship
Session Chairs: Adana Llanos-Wilson, Rutgers School of Public Health, Piscataway, New Jersey, and Julie R. Palmer, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts

Title to be announced
Gerald V. Denis, Boston University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts

Obesity and neighborhood redlining: Potential synergism in understanding breast cancer mortality disparities
Lauren E. McCullough, Emory University Rollins School of Public Health, Atlanta, Georgia

Additional speakers to be announced

Panel Discussion

Concurrent Session 10: Addressing Cancer Health Disparities among Indigenous Communities
Session Chair: Nadine R. Caron, The University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George, BC, Canada
Break
3-3:15 p.m.
Hot Topics in Cancer Health Disparities 1 & 2
3:15-4:45 p.m.
MICR Professional Advancement Session
5-6:30 P.M.

Friday, October 8, 2021

Concurrent Sessions 11 & 12
10-11:30 a.m.
Concurrent Session 11: Pancreatic Cancer and Liver Cancer
Session Chairs: Lewis R. Roberts, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine and Science, Rochester, Minnesota, and Adetunji T. Toriola, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri

Molecular features contributing to liver carcinogenesis in the Hispanic population
LuZhe Sun, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio , San Antonio, Texas

Structural interventions to reduce and eliminate disparities in liver cancer
Patricia D. Jones, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, Florida

Additional speakers to be announced

Panel Discussion

Concurrent Session 12: Lessons from COVID-19: The Future of Digital Health and Reducing Cancer Disparities
Session Chairs: Vivian J. Bea, Weill Cornell Medicine, New York, New york, and Gezzer Ortega, Brigham & Women’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts
Break
11:30-11:45 a.m.
Concurrent Sessions 13 & Hot Topics in Cancer Health Disparities 3
11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
Concurrent Session 13: Impact of Revised Lung and Colorectal Cancer Screening Guidelines in Underrepresented Populations
Hot Topics in Cancer Health Disparities 3
Break
1:15-1:30 p.m.
Plenary Session 2: Forum on Clinical Trial Participation and Underrepresented Populations: Overcoming Barriers and Finding Solutions
1:30-3 p.m.
Session Chairs: Bettina F. Drake, Washington University Siteman Cancer Center, St. Louis, Missouri, and Jose G. Trevino, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia
Closing Remarks
3:15-3:30 p.m.