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American Association for Cancer Research to Host Congressional Briefing on Cancer Health Disparities

July 23, 2013
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) will hold a congressional briefing July 24 to highlight and support the vital contributions that federally funded biomedical research makes in reducing cancer health disparities for all Americans.

The briefing, co-sponsored by Representatives Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), Rodney Davis (R-Ill.), Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.), and Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), will take place in the Rayburn House Office Building, Room B-340, from 12-1:30 pm.

The following speakers will be featured:

  • The Honorable Elijah Cummings, United States Representative, State of Maryland;
  • The Honorable Rodney Davis, United States Representative, State of Illinois;
  • The Honorable Barbara Lee, United States Representative, State of California;
  • Howard Koh, M.D., M.P.H., assistant secretary for health, Department of Health and Human Services;
  • William G. Nelson, M.D., Ph.D., director, Johns Hopkins Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center and past co-chair of the AACR’s International Conference on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities;
  • Worta McCaskill-Stevens, M.D., M.S., chief, Community Oncology and Prevention Trials Research Group, National Cancer Institute;
  • Wayne Frederick, M.D., M.B.A., provost and chief academic officer, Howard University;
  • Mary Jackson Scroggins, co-founder, In My Sister’s Care/Partner, Pinkie Hugs, LLC; and
  • Margaret Foti, Ph.D., M.D. (h.c.), chief executive officer, AACR.
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