3014.2 Understanding and Addressing Disparities in Cancer Prevention and Control

Monday, November 8, 2010: 8:30 AM - 10:00 AM
This session will address differences in cancer screening and treatment practices among underserved audiences including the Appalachia community, Hispanic/Latinos, Blacks, and the disabled. In addition, interventions to reach these populations will be discussed.
Session Objectives: 1. To describe the different screening and treatment practices for the Appalachia community, Hispanic/Latinos, Blacks, and disabled individuals. 2. To identify and understand at least three innovative methods of reaching the populations discussed.

Increasing colorectal cancer screening in rural primary care practices: Results from the Appalachia Community Cancer Network
William Curry, MD, MS, Brenda Kluhsman, PhD, MSS, Eugene J. Lengerich, VMD, MS and Jason Liao, PhD
Is Perceived Susceptibility for Breast Cancer Less Predictive of Mammogram Use among Blacks and Hispanics than Whites?
Heather Orom, PhD, Marc T. Kiviniemi, PhD, Willie Underwood, MD, MS, MPH and Levi Ross
Mammography use among women with a disability, 2005 and 2008 NHIS
Elizabeth A. Courtney-Long, MA, MSPH, Brian S. Armour, PhD, Alissa Cyrus, MPH, Jackie Miller, MD and Brunella Frammartino, MS, PhD

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Cancer Forum
Endorsed by: Community Health Planning and Policy Development, Gerontological Health (newly approved name Aging & Public Health), Social Work, Women's Caucus

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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