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AACR, Komen for the Cure honor researcher with lecture on science of cancer health disparities
Date:10/26/2012

SAN DIEGO The American Association for Cancer Research is pleased to announce that Claudia R. Baquet, M.D., M.P.H., will present the third annual AACR Distinguished Lecture on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities, funded by Susan G. Komen for the Cure.

Baquet will deliver her lecture, "Advancing the Science of Cancer Health Disparities: The Case for Public Trust, Bioethics, Research Literacy and Biospecimen Science," on Saturday, Oct. 27 during the opening plenary session of the Fifth AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities, in San Diego, Calif., which begins at 6:30 p.m. PT.

Members of the media who cannot attend the conference in person can listen to Baquet's lecture, along with the keynote address given by Howard Koh, M.D., M.P.H., assistant secretary for health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, using the following information:


U.S./Canada (toll free): 1 (800) 446-2782
International (toll call): 1 (847) 413-3235

Baquet is being honored for her contributions to the science of cancer health disparities, and for laying the foundation for the field of research that is now called "health disparities," dating back to her landmark research at the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and her role on the Secretary's Task Force on Black and Minority Health Chapters on Cancer and Health Services.

"We are pleased to recognize Dr. Baquet with this distinguished lectureship," said Margaret Foti, Ph.D., M.D. (h.c.), chief executive officer of the AACR. "Her outstanding leadership and research efforts in cancer health disparities have elevated the field, leading to policy change at the NCI in how race- and ethnic-specific data are included in cancer statistics. Dr. Baquet is truly an advocate for improved health care, specifically among those in underserved communities."

Founded in 2010, the AACR Distinguished Lecture on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities recognizes an
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Contact: Tara Yates
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215-446-7110
American Association for Cancer Research
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