Dedicated sessions will explore the impact of disparities in cancer

The AACR is committed to addressing and overcoming disparities in cancer research and care. The Annual Meeting program includes several sessions devoted to research looking at disparities in cancer, including the impact that biology, race, ethnicity, gender, economic status, and environment can have on different cancers and different populations.


Friday, April 8

Increasing Diverse Participation in Biomedical Cancer Research: Best Practices and Innovation
5 – 6:30 p.m. CDT | Great Hall BC, Convention Center

Saturday, April 9

Methods and Implications for Race- and Ancestry-based Population Descriptors in Cancer Research
8 – 9:30 a.m. CDT | Room 217-219, Convention Center

Addressing Cancer Care Quality and Cancer Outcomes in Medicaid Populations
10 – 11:30 a.m. CDT | Room 217-219, Convention Center

Sunday, April 10

Molecular Epidemiology of Stress and Discrimination and Cancer Outcomes
1 – 2:30 p.m. CDT | Room 208-210, Convention Center


Decoding Cancer Complexity and Transforming Patient Outcomes Using AACR Project GENIE
1 – 2 p.m. CDT | Room 343-345, Convention Center

Monday, April 11

Decoding Cancer Health Disparities: Integration of Complex Data and Diversity to Achieve Equity
8 – 10 a.m. CDT | Hall B-C, Convention Center


Screening, Detecting, Intervening Earlier in Clinical Care of Underserved Populations
10:15 – 11:45 a.m. CDT | Room 265-268, Convention Center


Obesity and Health Disparities in Cancer
12:30 – 2 p.m. CDT | New Orleans Theater C, Convention Center

Tuesday, April 12

Cancer Health Disparities
2:30 – 4:30 p.m. CDT | Room 295-296, Convention Center


What Is the Causal Link between Race and Early Onset of Colon Cancer?
5 – 6:30 p.m. CDT | New Orleans Theater A, Convention Center


Addressing Disparities in Cervical Cancer: A Tale of Two Strategies
5 – 6:30 p.m. CDT | Room 265-268, Convention Center

Wednesday, April 13

Applying an Equity Lens to Implementation Research: A Pathway to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities
10:15 – 11:45 a.m. CDT | Room 278-282, Convention Center


Progress in Understanding Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease-Induced Liver Cancer and Associated Disparities
10:15 – 11:45 a.m. CDT | Room 260-262, Convention Center

Check the online planner for the most up-to-date information on session topics, dates, and times.