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Cancer Health Disparities Conference set for Sept. 25-28 in Atlanta

American Association for Cancer Research

ATLANTA -- The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) will host its 10th AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved, Sept. 25-28, at the Sheraton Atlanta Hotel.

Read the online conference program: http://www.aacr.org/Meetings/Pages/MeetingDetail.aspx?EventItemID=106&DetailItemID=649

The 2017 AACR Distinguished Lecture on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities, funded by Susan G. Komen, is honoring Julie R. Palmer, ScD, professor of epidemiology and associate director for population sciences at Boston University School of Public Health. She will present her award lecture, "Reducing racial disparities in breast cancer mortality: Modifiable etiologic factors, risk prediction, and outcomes," during the opening plenary session, Monday, Sept. 25, 5 p.m. ET.

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Registration will be available to members of the media who provide credentials. For more information, please contact Julia Gunther at julia.gunther@aacr.org or 215-446-6896, or Lauren Riley at lauren.riley@aacr.org or 215-446-7155.

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