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American Public Health Association
133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition
December 10-14, 2005
Philadelphia, PA
APHA 2005
3107.0: Monday, December 12, 2005 - Table 1

Abstract #111508

Meet Research Scientist, Program Staff, and Volunteers: Exploring Opportunities in Reducing Cancer Health Disparities

Leslie C. Cooper, RN, PhD, Tarsha McCrae, MPH, CHES, and Barbara K. Wingrove, MPH. Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities, National Cancer Institute, 6116 Executive Boulevard, Suite 602, Bethesda, MD 20892, 301-496-8589, lcooper@mail.nih.gov

This roundtable discussion will facilitate an information exchange with participants to address opportunities for reducing cancer health disparities. The information provided will be appropriate for a broad range of audiences, ranging from graduate students interested in becoming involved in cancer health disparities; to senior scientists interested in exploring opportunities for interagency agreements; health planners and administrators; clinicians; and other public health practitioners interested in addressing the challenge of reducing cancer health disparities. Discussions will be tailored to the interests and experiences of participants attending the session. Topics covered will include the following: resources available to access data on cancer health disparities in geographic areas of excess mortality; discussion of a statewide smoking cessation program; discussion of tobacco related research opportunities at NCI; presentation on a patient empowerment model for reducing cancer disparities; the use of information technology in reducing cancer health disparities; and experience of interns to increase the pool of minority cancer investigators.

Learning Objectives:

Keywords: Health Disparities, Cancer

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

I wish to disclose that I have NO financial interests or other relationship with the manufactures of commercial products, suppliers of commercial services or commercial supporters.

Meet NIH Researchers, Staff, and Volunteers - Reducing Cancer Disparities

The 133rd Annual Meeting & Exposition (December 10-14, 2005) of APHA