Date: Sunday, March 8, 2020
Time: 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) is canceling the March 8, 2019 public lecture as a precautionary safety measure in consideration of the latest developments regarding COVID-19, also known as coronavirus disease 2019.
The safety and security of our colleagues and visitors is our top priority. CSHL is closely monitoring the COVID-19 situation as it evolves, following CDC recommendations and guidelines, which can be found at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html.
This lecture is presented as part of the ongoing Roy J. Zuckerberg community engagement series from CSHL's NCI-designated Cancer Center.
Working with communities to conduct better cancer research
Kevin Cassel, DrPH, MPH
Population Sciences in the Pacific Program
University of Hawaii Cancer Center
Over the past decade, cancer incidence and mortality rates have declined in the US. However, certain populations - often defined by race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, or location - are still at increased risk of dying from specific cancers.
Join us to hear from Dr. Cassel on how researchers and clinicians can work with those communities that experience the greatest differences in cancer outcomes. He will discuss strategies to engage community members and effectively intervene in these diseases. Dr. Cassel will offer ways to improve participation in clinical trials, adapt methods to treat and prevent cancer in medically underserved communities, and get young people involved to limit health disparities in the future.