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AACR-MICR Distinguished Lectureship Series

The Minorities in Cancer Research (MICR) Council’s AACR Distinguished Lectureship Series (DLS) brings together leading researchers who present the latest developments in cancer research to students and faculty at Minority-Serving Institutions (MSIs). These lectures are intended to inspire young minority students and educators at MSIs to pursue cancer research.

Past Distinguished Lectureship Series Sessions:

Minorities in Cancer Research Distinguished Lectureship Series: “Cancer Health Disparities Research: Past, Present and Future” – Examples of Progress Made and Barriers to Overcome (Hopefully by You)

Monday, September 23, 2019
San Francisco State University
San Francisco, California

Advances in cancer disparities research has led to a shared understanding that the disproportionate burden of disease for particular minority groups (e.g. based on race/ethnicity and gender) results, in most part, from the confluence of multiple factors (biological, environmental, behavioral and system-level). This symposium will highlight current research that exemplifies this complexity for the two most common cancers, as well as allow attendees to leave with a broad understanding of some of the main achievements as well as barriers that investigators face when trying to understand and eliminate cancer health disparities. Faculty, students, and community members are invited to attend and engage in a robust conversation as leading experts present their work and perspectives.

The Impact of Global Health Research on Advancing Cancer Health Equity in the U.S.

March 29, 2019
Morehouse School of Medicine
Atlanta, Gerogia

Advances in Cancer Disparities Research: Understanding the Drivers vs. Passengers

November 1, 2018
Louisiana State Health Sciences Center, Louisiana State University
New Orleans, Louisiana

From Bench to Community: Driving Innovative Cancer Research to Patient Care and Health Equity

April 13, 2018
University of Illinois Cancer Center East
Chicago, Illinois

Issues in Cancer Disparities: Moving Towards A Solution

April 5, 2017
Howard University Hospital
Washington, D.C.

Disparities in Prostate Cancer: From Outcomes to Biomarkers

November 16, 2015
Clark Atlanta University
Atlanta, Georgia

Disparities in HPV and HPV-associated Cancers

November 12, 2014
University of Texas Health Sciences Center
San Antonio, Texas

Cancer Health Disparities: Genomics and Prevention

April 9, 2014
San Diego State University
San Diego, California

Common Organ-Specific Cancer Disparities in Minority Populations

December 9, 2013
Morehouse School of Medicine
Atlanta, Georgia

Interaction of Obesity and Breast Cancer

September 7, 2012
Meharry Medical College
Nashville, Tennessee

Colon Cancer Health Disparities in Minority Populations

September 20, 2011
Howard University College of Medicine
Washington, D.C.