Third AACR Conference on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial / Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved
Loews Miami Beach Hotel
Miami, Florida


   American Association for Cancer Research

   Upcoming Conferences at the Forefront of Cancer Research

   September 30-October 3, 2010

   Third AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in
   Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved

   Chairpersons TBD
   Miami, FL

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Schedule of Presentations:

Thursday, September 30, 2010
12:50:00 Educational Session 1
12:55:00 The Whether, How, and When of Race in Cancer Disparities Research: Three Viewpoints Timothy R. Rebbeck
13:00:00 A social and ethical perspective Vence Bonham
13:30:00 A Native American community perspective Judith S. Kaur,
14:30:00 An epidemiologist’s perspective Timothy R. Rebbeck
15:00:00 Educational Session 2
15:05:00 The Chronic Disease Prevention Model: It's Time to Think Strategically Elisabeth Martinez
15:15:00 Addressing physical activity and obesity in the primary prevention of cancer Antronette Yancey
15:45:00 Strategic considerations in applying US-conceived models in cultures or settings other than those in which they were tested Lawrence W. Green
16:30:00 Vitamin D status as a measure of chronic disease risk Elizabeth T. Jacobs
19:00:00 Opening Plenary Session
19:30:00 Keynote Address: Title to be announced Arthur L. Kellermann
20:00:00 Opening Reception
Friday, October 1, 2010
07:00:00 Forum 1
07:05:00 How Can Science Drive Public Discourse to Impact Cancer Health Disparities? Garth Graham
07:30:00 Title to be announced Garth Graham
07:30:00 The methodologies of mixed methods research Anthony Onwuegbuzie
07:55:00 Plenary Session 1
08:00:00 Blending Methodologies to Optimize Cancer Disparities Research Rena J. Pasick
08:05:00 The imperative of mixed methods for cancer disparities research Rena J. Pasick
08:30:00 Advancing racial and ethnic health disparities research through mixed-methods Sheba George
09:30:00 Contexts of clinical trials decision making: A multimethod approach Nancy J. Burke
10:00:00 Break
10:25:00 Plenary Session 2
10:30:00 Prostate Cancer: Disparities in the Most Common Cancer in Men William G. Nelson
10:35:00 Race/ethnicity and inherited susceptibility to prostate cancer Kathleen A. Cooney
11:00:00 Profiling of prostate tumors to identify factors that contribute to health disparities Stefan Ambs
11:30:00 Disparities in screening and primary treatment for prostate cancer Stephen J. Freedland
12:00:00 Disparities in treatment decision making watchful waiting/expectant management of indolent prostate cancer Mack Roach
12:30:00 Lunch on own
14:00:00 Spotlight on Proffered Abstracts: Session 1
14:55:00 Plenary Session 3
15:00:00 Global Cancer Research and Training: Collaborating Internationally to Improve Health Outcomes Serigne M. Gueye, Silvia Franceschi
15:05:00 Overview Silvia Franceschi
15:30:00 International clinical research – Barriers and challenges: A vision from independent and publicly funded trials Eduardo Leon Cazap
16:00:00 Cancer genetics in the African diaspora Rick Kittles
16:20:00 Using a cancer prevention service infrastructure to foster the development of international research capacity initiatives: Lessons from Zambia Groesbeck Parham
16:40:00 Defining standards of care and quality metrics in low-resource settings Benjamin O Anderson
17:00:00 Poster Session A
Saturday, October 2, 2010
06:55:00 Forum 2
07:00:00 Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities Funding Opportunities in Cancer Research and Training Alexis Bakos
07:05:00 Key steps to success: The CURE diversity training program Nelson H. Aguila
07:35:00 Forging new steps to success: Opportunities in cancer health disparities Carmen P. Moten
07:55:00 Plenary Session 4
08:00:00 Emerging Technologies for Molecular Studies in Cancer John D Carpten
08:30:00 Metabolomic profiling of cancer progression Arun Sreekumar
09:00:00 Quantitative epigenomics for epidemiology research Jean-Pierre Issa
09:30:00 Title to be announced John D Carpten
10:00:00 Spotlight on Proffered Abstracts: Session 2
11:00:00 Poster Session B / Lunch
12:55:00 Special Session
13:00:00 A Novel Method to Recruit Minorities and the Medically Underserved for Research Studies Susan M. Love
13:55:00 Plenary Session 5
14:00:00 Accrual and Retention of Minority and Underserved Populations: Moving Toward the Positive Bettye L. Green, Eddie Reed
14:05:00 The relevance of clinical trials to minorities Sandra M. Underwood
14:35:00 American College of Surgeons Oncology Group and cancer health disparities in clinical trials David M. Ota
15:00:00 Clinical trials, personalized medicine, and vulnerable patient populations Christopher Lathan
15:30:00 It's time...are we ready? Looking at trial design, marketing, advocacy for enrollment, and retention of minority in clinic trials Bettye L. Green
16:05:00 Plenary Session 6
16:10:00 Emerging Molecular Determinants of Cancer Across Populations Cheryl L Willman
16:15:00 Title to be announced Cheryl L Willman
16:45:00 Viral related malignancies affecting ethnic minorities and immigrant sub-populations in the U.S. Juan C. Ramos
17:30:00 Title to be announced Cosette M. Wheeler
Sunday, October 3, 2010
06:55:00 Forum 3
07:00:00 Comparative Effectiveness Research in Health Disparities Paul B. Jacobsen
07:05:00 Overview Paul B. Jacobsen
07:20:00 Title to be announced Deborah Schrag
07:40:00 Comparative effectiveness research and cancer health disparities as it relates to screening and early detection Electra D. Paskett
07:55:00 Plenary Session 7
08:00:00 Breast Cancer Disparities Lisa L. Baumbach-Reardon
08:30:00 Overview of breast cancer disparities Lisa A. Newman
09:00:00 Racial disparities in breast cancer: One size does not fit all Erin N. Kobetz
09:30:00 Genomic/genetic differences in breast cancer across ethnicities Lisa L. Baumbach-Reardon
10:00:00 Break
10:25:00 Plenary Session 8
10:30:00 Personalizing Cancer Prevention and Therapy Alex A Adjei
10:35:00 Personalizing cancer therapy: Implications for health disparities Alex A Adjei
11:00:00 From genomics to personalized medicine in oncology Levi A Garraway
11:30:00 Race and cancer treatment outcome: Roswell Park over 50 years James R. Marshall
12:00:00 Title to be announced Patricia A. Thompson
12:30:00 Closing Remarks
12:45:00 Departure
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