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

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

Webinar

Event Material

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.

Speakers:

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

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

Rutgers Cancer Institute 

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

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

UNC Chapel Hill Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center

Marvella Elizabeth Ford, Ph.D.
Marvella Elizabeth Ford, Ph.D.

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

Medical University of South Carolin

Francesca Gany, M.D., MS
Francesca Gany, M.D., MS

“FOOD: Food to Overcome Outcomes Disparities”

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Discussant:

Lucile L. Adams-Campbell, Ph.D.
Lucile L. Adams-Campbell, Ph.D.

Georgetown University

Moderator:

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

National Cancer Institute

Last Updated
August 12, 2021