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2010 AACR SPECIAL EDITION NEWS DIGEST (12.07.10)

NCI/CRCHD Highlights

  • CRCHD Partners with AACR for Annual Cancer Health Disparities Meeting

    3rd Annual AACR Conference on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities banner

    CRCHD attended the 3rd Annual AACR Conference on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities in racial/ethnic minorities and the medically underserved on September 30-October 3, 2010, at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel in Miami, FL. The conference addresssed all levels of basic, population, clinical, and transdisciplinary research related to cancer. Click here for the agenda.

  • AACR Science of Cancer Health Disparities Interview with Dr. Sanya Springfied

    Sanya A. Springfield, Ph.D., Director of the Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities at the National Cancer Institute spoke with the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) about advances and needs in cancer health disparities research. Dr. Springfield also served on the program committee for the conference.

  • CRCHD Organizes Global Research and Training Plenary Session

    CRCHD organized a plenary session "Global Cancer Research and Training: Collaborating Internationally to Improve Health Outcomes" which co-chaired by Drs. Silvia Franceschi and Serigne Gueye. View this podcast in which Dr. Franceschi discusses global health disparities and the incidence and burden of cancer in economically disadvantaged countries.

  • CRCHD Hosts Forum on Funding Opportunities in Cancer Research and Training

    Diversity Training Branch Chief Dr. Alexis Bakos, and Program Directors Drs. Nelson Aguila and Carmen Moten held a forum on the CURE Program and training opportunities in cancer and cancer health disparities research. The session featured key steps for successful careers in cancer research and new training opportunities, as well as a stimulating question and answer session with current and prospective trainees and other attendees.

  • AACR Abstract Highlights

    Many CRCHD grantees and trainees contributed to AACR's exciting program featuring some of the best and latest cancer health disparities research. Grantee and trainee highlights from the poster sessions can be found at the above link. For a complete list of abstracts from the conference, please click here.

CRCHD Staff and Trainees Attend AACR



Dr. John Carpten

CRCHD Staff and Trainees at AACR

CRCHD Staff and Trainees at AACR

Dr. Cheryl Willman

Dr. Sanya Springfield with grantee


In the Field

The Couple That Studies Medicine Together,
Stays Together

Gregory and Kandis Adams

Gregory and Kandis Adams are a couple that exemplify what it means to be passionate about life and medical science, and how using that passion can positively impact cancer disparities and the next generation of students from underserved communities. Read their story.


    Dr. Levi Garraway
  • Dr. Levi Garraway Serves as Conference Chairperson

    Dr. Levi Garraway, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, is a former CURE K08 recipient and chair of the recent AACR Conference on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities Conference. Inspired by his father and a love of science, read his story and learn about his many contributions to advance melanoma research.

  • Save The Date!

    The Fourth AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved will be held on September 18-21, 2011, in Washington, DC. Please make plans to attend.

Capital Building


More Photos from AACR


CRCHD Exhibit at AACR

Attendees at AACR

CRCHD Staff and Trainees attend AACR

CRCHD Staff and Trainees attend AACR

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