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November 16, 2018

Mayo Clinic Well Represented at 2018 AACR Science of Health Disparities Conference

By Sumedha G. Penheiter

The 11th AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved was held November 2nd-5th in New Orleans.  OHDR Pilot Awardee Lewis Roberts, MB, ChB, PhD, chaired an Education Session entitled Progress in Liver Cancer-From From Screening to Survivorship, with Chee-Chee Stucky, MD, serving on that panel presenting Surgical Resection in Liver and Biliary Cancers.   Native American Research Outreach program director Wesley Petersen, PhD, presented his poster, Impact of a Multi-Theory Community-Based Intervention to Increase Mammographic Screening in a Midwest American Indian Tribe.  Finally, OHDR-funded early career investigator Narjust Duma, MD, presented two posters:  the first, Sex Differences In Tolerability and Response to Immune Checkpoint Inhibitors in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Patients, and the second,  Assessing Vitamin D and Mammographic Breast Density in a Population of Alaskan Native Women, for which Dr. Duma was selected to receive the AACR Scholar-in-Training Award, supported by the NCI-Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities.


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