Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities & the Medically Underserved

The AACR Special Conference “The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved” will advance the understanding of, and ultimately help to eliminate, the disparities along the cancer continuum that represent a major public health problem in our country. Reflecting this transdisciplinary field, professionals from academia, industry, government, and the community are brought together to promote the exchange of novel ideas, discuss the latest findings in the field, and stimulate the development of new research on health disparities.

Triple Negative Breast Cancer & African American Women

Watch a recording of the online webcast HERE

CancerCare Connect® Education Workshops are a cost-free way to learn about cancer-related issues from the convenience of your home or office. Leading experts in oncology provide the most up-to-date information on the telephone and online.

This workshop is for patients and their families, partners, caregivers, and friends who are interested in learning more strategies for managing a cancer diagnosis despite the health disparities the African American communities face.


Metastatic Breast Cancer Disparities Listening Summit

A dialogue engaging the African-American community, centered on understanding the gaps, misperceptions and barriers to educate young women of color on metastatic breast cancer (MBC). We invite young women, patients, caregivers, community leaders, creators, healthcare providers, advocates, researchers and policymakers to join us in partnership for a day of strategic planning.

Triple Negative Breast Cancer and Women of Color Webinar

In recognition of Black History Month, join Dr. Onyinye D. Balogun and Dr. Lisa Newman of Weill Cornell Medicine-New York Presbyterian Hospital Network as they discuss all aspects of triple negative breast cancer and its impact on women of color.

Other online educational tools can be found HERE which also includes a video library for events that have passed.

MRS/Metavivor Engagement Webinar Series

One key principle to meaningful patient-centered research is the inclusion of stakeholder perspectives, especially the patient perspective, for identifying the most important questions that need to be answered in addition to the most important patient-desired outcomes.

This webinar, “Access Disparities in Cancer & Cancer Research Webinar,” is the second in a series of four webinars from December 2018 to March 2019 that will prepare clinicians, patients, and researchers involved in metastatic cancer research and treatment to engage more effectively with each other and will begin to highlight potential top research priories from each stakeholder’s perspective.  These priorities will be discussed further at the Metastatic Cancer Engagement Conference in 2019, dates and details TBA.

The target audience is:
– Metastatic cancer patients, caregivers and family members
– Clinicians, clinician scientists, and translational researchers who focus on studying and/or treating metastatic cancer

Improving Breast Cancer Outcomes in Communities of Color: Steps Towards Equity

Hayley Thompson, PH.D., Faculty Director of the Office of Cancer Health Equity and Community engagement at Karmanos Cancer Institute and leader of Population Studies and Disparities, will overview recent efforts to improve health equity for women of color with breast cancer and make suggestions about how to make breast cancer outcomes more equitable.

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