The American Association for Cancer Research will host its Third Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities at the Loews Hotel in Miami from Sept. 30 to Oct. 3, 2010.
“We have so much data about the existence of health disparities that the onus is on us to do something about it,” said Olveen Carrasquillo, M.D., M.P.H., chief of the division of general medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine in Florida.
Carrasquillo will host a press conference on Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, at 6:00 p.m. ET, in the Cowrie 2 Room of the hotel. The theme of the press conference is “Improving Communication with Minority Patients.”
Additionally, the AACR Communications Department will interview cancer researchers who are presenting at the conference. The video interviews will be posted to the AACR website. See below for instructions on how to view the videos and listen to a recording of the teleconference.
The American Association for Cancer Research Communications Department has also identified the following research as newsworthy:
•Vitamin D Levels Lower in African-Americans
•Multipronged Intervention Treated Persistent Fatigue Effectively in Breast Cancer Survivors
•DNA Repair Capacity Identified Those at High Risk for Non-melanoma Skin Cancer
•Lack of Private Health Insurance Impacted Cancer Survival
•Low Socioeconomic Status Linked With More Severe Colorectal Cancer
•Breast Cancer Diagnostic Delay Depended More on Race/Ethnicity than Insurance
•Social Support Post-Cancer Lacking Among Minority Women
•Memory Impairment Common in People with a History of Cancer
•Breast Cancer Linked to Environmental Smoke Exposure Among Mexican Women
•Adults in Puerto Rico Aware of Genetic Testing, But Use Remains Low
•Race Not Root of Disparity in Lung Cancer Between Whites and Blacks
•Vigorous Exercise Reduces Breast Cancer Risk in African-American Women
•Racial Differences in Breast Cancer Treatment Persist, Despite Similar Economics
•Decreased Survival for Puerto Rican Women with “Triple-negative” Breast Cancer Subtype
American Association for Cancer Research