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State of Cancer Care for Nation's Poor and Minorities Is Focus of Conference in Washington
Date:3/28/2008

ealth Disparities.

An informative panel on the future of science and service in cancer will be presented on April 4 including updates from John Niederhuber, MD, Director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI); Elizabeth Duke, PHD, Administrator of the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA); and Lisa Richardson, MD, Chief of the Science Support and Clinical Translation Team at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Other conference highlights include:

-- Opening address by Dorothy I. Height, national civil rights leader -- April 3

-- Remarks on the state of cancer care from the leaders of the American Cancer Society, American Legacy Foundation, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the Lance Armstrong Foundation, and others -- April 4

-- A plenary session designed to connect community-based organizations to national and state agencies to eliminate disparities in cancer care -- April 5

-- A session on spirituality in health care -- April 6

The ICC symposium is expected to attract more than 1,000 cancer advocates, researchers, clinicians, policy makers, and minority health leaders. More information about the symposium is available on the ICC Web site at http://www.iccnetwork.org/symposium.

The Intercultural Cancer Council is an advocacy organization whose mission is to advance policies, programs, partnerships and research to eliminate the unequal burden of cancer among racial and ethnic minorities and medically underserved populations.


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