Thursday, October 25, 2018

08:45 am - 09:00 am

Session 1:  Keynote Address

 Chair:  Constanza Camargo, Ph.D., Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, NCI

09:00 am - 09:30 am
Opening Keynote Address

Confronting Cervical Cancer as a Health Disparity

Douglas Lowy, M.D.

Deputy Director, National Cancer Institute 

09:30 am - 10:00 am
Keynote Address

Cancer Health Equity: What Will it Take

Anna María Nápoles, Ph.D.

National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities, NIH

10:00 am - 10:15 am

Session 2:  Integrative Epidemiology and the Analysis of Tumor Biology to Advance Health Disparity Research

Chair: Stefan Ambs, Ph.D., M.P.H., Center for Cancer Research, NCI

10:15 am - 10:45 am
The Biological and Translational Roles of BRCA2 and CHD1 in Prostate Cancer

Mathew Freedman, M.D.

Harvard University 

10:45 am - 11:15 am
Population Patterns of Burkitt Lymphoma and The Role of the Kissing Virus - Epstein-Barr Virus: What Do We Learn About Biology and Health Disparity?

Sam Mbulaiteye, M.D.

Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, NCI

11:15 am - 11:45 am
Cancer in the Alaska Native People

Timothy Thomas, M.D.

Alaska Native Tribe Health Consortium

11:45 am - 12:15 pm
Towards Understanding the Role of Population Diversity in Cancer Genome Science

John Carpten, Ph.D.

University of Southern California

12:15 pm - 01:15 pm
LUNCH (on your own)
01:15 pm - 01:30 pm
Selected Oral Presentation: High Kaiso Expression Correlates with EMT, Aggressive TNBC and Racial Disparity in Outcomes in Women of African Ancestry

Juliet Daniel, Ph.D.

McMaster University

01:30 pm - 01:45 pm
Selected Oral Presentation: Liver Cancer as a Leading Cause of Cancer Death Among US Minorities and the Role of the 1945 -1965 Birth Cohort

Paulo Pinheiro, Ph.D.

University of Miami

01:45 pm - 02:00 pm
Selected Oral Presentation: Effects of Aerobic and Resistance Exercise on Metabolic Syndrome in Breast Cancer Survivors: Examining Ethnicity as a Moderator

Christina Dieli-Conwright, Ph.D.

University of Southern California

Session 3:  The Contribution of Smoking to Lung Cancer Disparities

Chair: Bríd Ryan, Ph.D, Center for Cancer Research, NCI

02:00 pm - 02:30 pm
Smoking History Trends among African American and White Cohorts and Some Implications for Lung Cancer Screening

Theodore Holfold, Ph.D. 

Yale University

02:30 pm - 03:00 pm
Racial and Ethnic Differences in the Contribution of Smoking Dose and Intensity to Lung Cancer

Brid Ryan, Ph.D.

Center for Cancer Research, NCI

03:00 pm - 03:30 pm
Racial Differences in Metabolism of Tobacco Constituents and Smoking Behavior

Neal L. Benowitz, M.D.

University of California, San Francisco

03:30 pm - 04:00 pm
Engaging Rural African American Communities in Research Aimed to Reduce Secondhand Smoke Exposure

Pebbles Fagan, Ph.D., M.P.H.

University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

04:00 pm - 05:00 pm
Poster Session

Friday, October 26, 2018

Session 4: Immunotherapy and Cancer Health Disparities

Chair:  Tiffany Wallace, Ph.D., Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities, NCI

08:30 am - 09:00 am
Adaptation to Immune-Mediated Cell Death Response in Breast Cancer Health Disparity

Gayathri Devi, Ph.D.  

Duke University

09:00 am - 09:30 am
Influence of Race and Inflammation on the Genetics of Colorectal Cancer

John Carethers, M.D.

University of Michigan

09:30 am - 10:00 am
Immune Biological Differences Between Triple Negative Breast Cancer in African American and Non-African American Women and Potential Immunotherapy Opportunities to Improve Treatment Outcome

Andrea Silber, M.D.

Yale School of Medicine

10:00 am - 10:30 am
Enrollment Disparities in Immunotherapy Clinical Trials

Laura Fernandes, Ph.D.

U.S. Food and Drug Administration 

10:30 am - 10:45 am

Session 5:  Genomics and Health Disparities Interest Group

Chair:  Michael Cook, Ph.D., Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Genetics, NCI 

10:45 am - 11:15 am
Building a Community of Genomics and Health Disparities Researchers

Vence Bonham, J.D.

National Human Genome Research Institute, NIH

Session 6:  Reducing Disparities in Cancer Survivorship

Chair: Robin Yabroff, Ph.D., American Cancer Society

11:15 am - 11:40 am
Disparities in Cancer Survivorship: Access to Care and Economic Burden

Robin Yabroff, Ph.D.

American Cancer Society

11:40 am - 12:05 pm
Stress and Cancer Survivorship Disparities: Mechanistic Insights from a Portfolio of Preclinical Research Funded by NCI

Paige A. Green, Ph.D., MPH 

Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, NCI

12:05 pm - 12:30 pm
Towards an Understanding of Psychosocial and Social Stressors in Minority Populations

Chanita Hughes-Halbert, Ph.D.

Medical University of South Carolina

12:30 pm - 12:55 pm
Role of Adherence in Breast Cancer Treatment and Survivorship: Are We Missing Opportunities to Reduce Disparities?

Vanessa Sheppard, Ph.D.

Virginia Commonwealth University

12:55 pm - 01:15 pm
Question and Answer
01:15 pm - 01:30 pm
Closing Remarks