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Virtual Congressional Briefing: AACR Cancer Disparities Progress Report 2022

Wednesday, June 8, 2022; 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. EDT

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This report to the Congress and the American public aims to increase public awareness and understanding of cancer disparities, including the need to increase diversity in clinical trials and the cancer workforce, as well as to provide policy recommendations to address the enormous public health challenge of cancer disparities.  The report has been developed by preeminent cancer disparities researchers in the country and builds upon the AACR’s longstanding commitment to reducing cancer disparities through research, education, and policy.


Margaret Foti, PhD, MD (hc)
Chief Executive Officer of the AACR
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Lisa M. Coussens, PhD, FAACR
AACR President 2022-2023
Chair, Department of Cell, Developmental and Cancer Biology
Associate Director for Basic Research OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, Oregon Health and Science University School of Medicine
Portland, Oregon


The Honorable Shelley Moore Capito
U.S. Senator from West Virginia

The Honorable Brenda Lawrence
U.S. Representative from Michigan’s 14th District


Lisa A. Newman, MD, MPH
Chair, AACR Cancer Disparities Progress Report 2022 Steering Committee
Chief, Section of Breast Surgery,
NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center
New York, New York


Steven Patierno, PhD
Professor of Medicine
Deputy Director, Duke Cancer Center
Durham, North Carolina

Mariana C. Stern, PhD
Professor of Population and Public Health
Sciences & Urology
Associate Director for Population Sciences, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
Los Angeles, California



Lisa A. Newman, MD, MPH


Mathew Knowles, PhD, MBA
Diagnosed with breast cancer
Sandra Morales
Diagnosed with breast cancer
Marlena Murphy
Diagnosed with breast cancer
Steven Patierno, PhD
Mariana Stern, PhD