AACR Conference on Disparities Features Cancer Center Research

The University of Illinois Cancer Center had a strong presence at the 16th American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Conference on “The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved” held September 29 to October 2 in Orlando, Florida

At the conference, Ifeanyi “Beverly” Chukwudozie, MPH, MBA, the Cancer Center Assistant Director for Cancer Research Training and Education Coordination received a 2023 American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Minority Scholar in Cancer Research Award.

Below is a poster listing for work by Cancer Center members, staff and past trainees.

  1. A025: Empowering Latinas to obtain genetic services: Comparing precision cancer prevention strategies. Yamilé Molina, PhD, Cancer Center Associate Director for Community Outreach and Engagement
  2. A047: Increasing cancer-related community-engagement strategies among Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Minority Serving Institutions. Rohan D. Jeremiah, PhD, Cancer Center Member in Cancer Prevention and Control Research Program
  3. A054: Leveraging the power of Hope Leaders for enhancing diversity in clinical trials via a bi-directional cancer health information model. Joseph Dufraine, PhD, Cancer Center Research Scientist
  4. A060: “If it’s something that I can do for my future generations…”: Using multiple qualitative methods to inform an intervention to promote shared decision making and participation in clinical trials among Black women diagnosed with breast cancer. Leslie R. Carnahan, PhD, Cancer Center Member
  5. B080: Examining racial differences in area-level factors associated with prostate cancer stage at diagnosis: A systematic review. Ifeanyi B. Chukwudozie, MBA, Cancer Center Assistant Director for Cancer Research Training and Education Coordination, and PhD student at the UIC School of Public Health

Past Trainees

  1. A007: Expanding clinical trial awareness among Black communities through digital engagement. Vida Henderson, PhD, PharmD, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center, Seattle, Washington
  2. B088: Association of neighborhood gentrification with prostate cancer in African American and European American men. Catherine M. Pichardo, PhD, National Cancer Institute
  3. B129: The association of Covid-19 pandemic restrictions with patient-reported outcomes and lifestyle behaviors among breast cancer survivors: Evidence from a cohort of Black and Hispanic breast cancer survivors in New Jersey. Carola T. Sanchez-Diaz, PhD, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey
  4. B079: Neighborhood social vulnerability and disparities in time to kidney cancer surgical treatment in Arizona. Ken Batai, PhD, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center, Buffalo, New York
  5. C018: Cultural variables underlying obesity in Asians: Implications for understanding cancer risk behaviors in Filipinos. Lisa Sanchez-Johnsen, PhD, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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