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