Wednesday, May 25, 2022

01:00 pm - 01:30 pm EST
Welcome and Opening Remarks: Our commitment to increase cancer health disparity research in the NCI intramural program

Remarks byStefan Ambs (NCI-CCR) and Jiyeon Choi (NCI-DCEG)

01:30 pm - 02:00 pm EST
Health disparity research: definition and objectives

Monica Webb Hooper, Deputy Director, National Institute of Minority Health and Health Disparities, NIH

Moderator: Ramya Ramaswami

02:00 pm - 02:30 pm EST
Transgender breast cancer risk and treatment outcomes

Jan Heng, Assistant Professor, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School

Moderator: Sarah Jackson

02:30 pm - 02:55 pm EST
Data resources for data science to advance cancer health disparity research

Jill Barnholtz-Sloan, NCI-CBIIT, Associate Director for Informatics and Data Science, and Senior Investigator, Trans-Divisional Research Program, NCI-DCEG

Moderator: Sheila Rajagopal

02:55 pm - 03:20 pm EST
The DCEG research resource catalog for health disparity research

Montserrat Garcia-Closas, Deputy Director, NCI-DCEG; Director, Trans-Divisional Research Program

Moderator: Constanza Camargo     

03:20 pm - 03:30 pm EST

Session 1: Highlights of disparity research at the NCI        

Moderators: Brittany Lord and Stefan Ambs


03:30 pm - 04:00 pm EST
Collaborating with HBCUs in health disparity research

Clayton Yates, Professor of Biology and Director, Center for Biomedical Research, Tuskegee University; chair-elect AACR-MICR




04:00 pm - 04:20 pm EST
A clinical trial that targets African American men with prostate cancer: design, implementation, and barriers

Ismail Baris Turkbey, Senior Clinician, Molecular Imaging Branch

04:20 pm - 04:40 pm EST
From the cancer methylome to single cell analysis and the neighborhood environment: an integrative approach studying breast cancer risk and outcome in women of African ancestry

Brittany Lord, NCI Cancer Prevention Fellow

04:40 pm - 05:00 pm EST
Race/ethnic disparities in cardiovascular disease and second cancers among breast cancer survivors

Cody Ramin and Jacqueline Vo, Postdoctoral Fellows, DCEG Cancer Health Disparities Research Award

Thursday, May 26, 2022

01:00 pm - 01:10 pm EST
Welcome and opening remarks

Remarks by: Constanza Camargo (NCI-DCEG) and Ramya Ramaswami (NCI-CCR)

01:10 pm - 01:20 pm EST
Opportunities for health disparity research from a fellow’s perspective

DCEG Fellows’ Cancer Health Disparities Interest Group

Session 2:  Opportunities for collaborations

Moderators: Wayne Lawrence and Brid Ryan

01:20 pm - 01:50 pm EST
Health disparity research and resources at Morehouse School of Medicine

James Lillard, Professor and Senior Associate Dean, Morehouse School of Medicine; AACR-Morehouse 2020 by 2020 Initiative to address cancer health disparities 

01:50 pm - 02:20 pm EST
A precision medicine study of how inflammation may underlie the excessive burden of prostate cancer in men of African ancestry: an example of a successful collaboration

Stefan Ambs, Senior Investigator, Laboratory of Human Carcinogenesis


02:20 pm - 02:50 pm EST
Studying racial disparities in breast, colon, and gynecologic cancer treatment in the U.S. Military Health System

Yvonne Eaglehouse, Murtha Cancer Center Research Program, Uniformed Services University

02:50 pm - 03:20 pm EST
Genetic testing in Non-Hispanic Black women with breast cancer treated within an equal-access healthcare system

Rachel Ellsworth, Director, Translational Breast Research at Windber Research Institute

03:20 pm - 03:30 pm EST

Session 3:  Highlights of disparity research at the NCI

Moderators: Jongeun Rhee and Jiyeon Choi

03:30 pm - 03:50 pm EST
Estimating sociodemographic inequities in potential exposure to point source carcinogenic industrial air pollution emissions in the United States

Jessica Madrigal, Postdoctoral Fellow, Coleman Minority Health and Health Disparities Research Innovation Award recipient

03:50 pm - 04:10 pm EST
A translational research approach to lung cancer health disparities

Brid Ryan, Stadtman Investigator; now Vice President of Immuno-Oncology Research at MiNA Therapeutics

04:10 pm - 04:30 pm EST
Disparities in endometrial and cervical cancer in the southern United States

Megan Clarke, Earl Stadtman Investigator




04:30 pm - 05:00 pm EST
Round Table discussion: Barriers to health disparity research

Moderators: Ramya Ramaswami, James Lillard, Clayton Yates, Brittany Lord and Gieira Jones