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AACR Virtual Science of Cancer Health Disparities Conference

All conference registrants may participate in these two sessionsPlease contact [email protected] with any questions.

Saturday, October 3, 2020
5:30 – 7 p.m.
Professional Advancement Session
“Successful Keys to Navigating Public and Private Partnerships”

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Sunday, October 4, 2020
3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Minorities in Cancer Research (MICR) Town Hall “Challenges with Career Development in the Covid-19 Era”

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Minority Scholar in Cancer Research Awards
Congratulations to recipients of Minority Scholar in Cancer Research Awards. This important program provides funds for the participation of early-career, meritorious minority scientists in the AACR Annual Meeting and Special Conferences. Scholars are chosen from both minority institutions and the larger bodies of universities, colleges, and research institutes and individuals are selected on the basis of their qualifications, references from mentors, and an estimation of the potential professional benefit to the awardees. Eligible individuals are full-time graduate or medical students, residents, or clinical or postdoctoral fellows from groups considered to be underrepresented in cancer research (African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American, Native Pacific Islander/Hawaiian, and Alaska Native), as defined by the NCI.

Claudia Guerra, MS

Claudia Guerra, MS

Graduate Student
UCSF – University of California of San Francisco
San Francisco, California

Abstract: Acceptance and refusal among multi-lingual safety net patients to participate in a trial comparing genetic counseling delivery modes

Camila Rivera Lynch, BS

Camila Rivera Lynch, BS

Medical Student
University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
San Juan, Puerto Rico

Abstract:  Interrogating the molecular profile of solid tumors in Puerto Rican Hispanics: Defining actionable mutations and drivers of carcinogenesis

Carola Sánchez Díaz, MS

Carola Sánchez Díaz, MS

Graduate Student
University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health
Chicago, Illinois

Abstract:  Associations of residential disadvantage and Hispanicity with important breast cancer risk factors among Hispanic women in Chicago.

Arnethea Sutton, PhD

Arnethea Sutton, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow
Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine
Richmond, Virginia

Abstract:  Cardioprotective medication use in hormone receptor positive breast cancer survivors

Cristina Zambrano, BA

Cristina Zambrano, BA

Medical Student
Hunter College
New York, New York

Abstract: Gender differences in dietary behavior and urinary gallic acid concentrations in racial minorities in New York City

Minority and Minority-Serving Institution Faculty Scholar in Cancer Research Awards
Congratulations to recipients of Minority and Minority-Serving Institution Faculty Scholar Awards in Cancer Research. The AACR is very pleased to administer this important program, which provides funds for the participation of full-time minority faculty members and faculty members of Minority-Serving Institutions (MSI) at the AACR Annual Meeting and Special Conferences. Recipients of this award are scientists who are working at the level of assistant professor or above who are engaged in meritorious basic, clinical, or translational cancer research.

Emmanuel D. Akala, PhD

Emmanuel D. Akala, PhD

Professor
Howard University School of Pharmacy
Washington, District of Columbia

Abstract: Design, fabrication, and evaluation of dual-loaded biodegradable nanoparticles for breast cancer treatment

Claudia Davis, PhD

Claudia Davis, PhD

Associate Professor
California State University
San Bernardino, California

Abstract: The impact of socioeconomic position and chronic stress burden on the quality of life among Black breast cancer survivors in California

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