Why are Individuals with Obesity from Racially/Ethnically Diverse Backgrounds at Increased Risk for Cancer?

Event:
Webinar
Date:
March 4, 2021
Time:
3:00-4:30 PM EST

This is the first webinar of a series that focuses on enhancing understanding of the intersection of cancer, obesity and disparities within racially-ethnically diverse populations. The initial webinar provided an overview of the intersection between cancer, obesity and disparities framed around a central question, “Why are individuals with obesity from racially/ethnically diverse backgrounds at increased risk for cancer?” A variety of perspectives from various contributing factors were presented. The next three webinars will address the intersectionality from each of the following research areas: basic/translational science, clinical, and community/environmental.

Moderator:

Mary Ann S. Van Duyn, Ph.D., MPH

National Cancer Institute

 

Discussant:

Lucile L. Adams-Campbell, Ph.D.

Georgetown University

 

Speakers:

“Are They? What We Know and Don’t Know about Disparities in Associations between Obesity and Cancer”

Elisa V. Bandera, M.D., Ph.D.

Rutgers Cancer Institute 

 

“Racial Disparities in Endometrial Cancer: Intersection of Obesity and Genomics”

Victoria Bae-Jump, M.D., Ph.D.

UNC Chapel Hill Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center

 

“Social and Environmental Contributors to Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Obesity”

Marvella Elizabeth Ford, Ph.D.

Medical University of South Carolin

 

“FOOD: Food to Overcome Outcomes Disparities”

Francesca Gany, M.D., MS

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Last Updated
December 22, 2020