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AACR to Host Cancer Health Disparities Meeting in Miami

September 28, 2010

Research to Focus on Better Communication with Minority Populations

MIAMI — The American Association for Cancer Research will host its Third Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities at the Loews Hotel in Miami from Sept. 30 to Oct. 3, 2010.

“We have so much data about the existence of health disparities that the onus is on us to do something about it,” said Olveen Carrasquillo, M.D., M.P.H., chief of the division of general medicine at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine in Florida.

Carrasquillo will host a press conference on Friday, Oct. 1, 2010, at 6:00 p.m. ET, in the Cowrie 2 Room of the hotel. The theme of the press conference is “Improving Communication with Minority Patients.”

Reporters who cannot attend in person, can participate using the following information:

U.S. and Canada: (888) 282-7404
International: (706) 679-5207
Access Code: 97083331

Additionally, the AACR Communications Department will interview cancer researchers who are presenting at the conference. The video interviews and a recording of the teleconference will be posted to

The American Association for Cancer Research Communications Department has identified additional research as newsworthy and will be posting press releases about these abstracts to Public & Media section of the website.

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Download interviews with cancer researchers and recordings of teleconferences by subscribing to the AACR Scientific Podcasts via iTunes ( or an RSS Reader ( Follow the AACR on Twitter: @AACR #AACR Follow the AACR on Facebook:

The mission of the American Association for Cancer Research is to prevent and cure cancer. Founded in 1907, the AACR is the world’s oldest and largest professional organization dedicated to advancing cancer research. The membership includes 32,000 basic, translational and clinical researchers; health care professionals; and cancer survivors and advocates in the United States and more than 90 other countries. The AACR marshals the full spectrum of expertise from the cancer community to accelerate progress in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer through high-quality scientific and educational programs. It funds innovative, meritorious research grants, research fellowships and career development awards. The AACR Annual Meeting attracts more than 18,000 participants who share the latest discoveries and developments in the field. Special Conferences throughout the year present novel data across a wide variety of topics in cancer research, treatment and patient care. The AACR publishes six major peer-reviewed journals: Cancer Research; Clinical Cancer Research; Molecular Cancer Therapeutics; Molecular Cancer Research; Cancer Epidemiology, Biomarkers & Prevention; and Cancer Prevention Research. The AACR also publishes CR, a magazine for cancer survivors and their families, patient advocates, physicians and scientists, providing a forum for sharing essential, evidence-based information and perspectives on progress in cancer research, survivorship and advocacy.

Media Contact:
Jeremy Moore
(267) 646-0557
In Miami, Sept. 30 – Oct. 3:
(305) 695-3368

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