WASHINGTON, D.C. The American Association for Cancer Research will host its Fourth AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities from Sept. 18-21, 2011, in the Grand Hyatt Washington, located in Washington, D.C.
This conference will bring together scientists, survivors, doctors and others to share the latest findings in cancer genetics, epidemiology and treatment methods to better meet the needs of underserved populations.
"Cancer continues to strike minorities at a disproportionate rate, but leading researchers are working on ways to better understand causes and offer solutions," said conference chairperson William G. Nelson, M.D., Ph.D., director of the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins University.
The AACR Communications Department has identified a selection of newsworthy abstracts to help guide coverage of the conference.
On Monday, Sept. 19 at 1:00 p.m. ET, Chanita Hughes-Halbert, Ph.D., director of the Center for Community-based Research and Health Disparities at the University of Pennsylvania, will host a press conference on the following research:
All information directly below is embargoed until Monday, Sept. 19, 2011, at 1:00 p.m. ET:
Reporters who cannot attend in person can participate by using the following information:
Reporters may also be interested in the following abstracts (embargoed by times listed on the individual releases):
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American Association for Cancer Research