2021 NCI Symposium on Cancer Health Disparities
In May 2021, the 3rd National Cancer Institute (NCI) Symposium on Cancer Health Disparities was held virtually and focused on cancer health disparities in rural populations and among Native Americans, the role of financial toxicity, the tumor immune profile in outcome disparities, and evidence-based strategies to reduce disparities. The three-day event was organized by Michael Cook, Ph.D., recently appointed Executive Director of Epidemiology at Our Future Health UK and former senior investigator in the Metabolic Epidemiology Branch (MEB), Eboneé Butler, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow in MEB, and investigators from NCI’s Center for Cancer Research and the Center to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities.
Sarah Jackson, Ph.D., independent research scholar in the Infections and Immunoepidemiology Branch, presented her work on inflammation in Amerindians with gallbladder disease. Sarah Nash, Ph.D., M.P.H., director of the Alaska Native Tumor Registry and former fellow in MEB, presented her research on addressing cancer disparities in Alaska Natives.