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Overview

The 9th Annual Symposium on Global Cancer Research will be held virtually March 10-11, 2021 as a satellite meeting to the 12th Annual Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH) Global Health Conference. The Symposium is organized through a collaboration with the US National Cancer Institute Center for Global Health, CUGH, Dan L. Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins University, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), and the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). The Symposium theme for 2021 is Global Cancer Research and Control: Looking Back and Charting a Path Forward. The Symposium aims to convene individuals working in global oncology in a working meeting environment to discuss trends in global cancer research and control, and to map out collaborative efforts to move the field forward. For questions, please email mishka.cira@nih.gov.

 

Scientific Steering Committee

Carl E. Allen, MD, PhD  

Co-Director, Histiocytosis Program, Co-Director, Lymphoma Program, Director of Research, Global Hematology-Oncology Pediatric Excellence (HOPE), Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Baylor College of Medicine/Texas Children’s Hospital, Houston, TX, USA

 
Sharmila Anandasabapathy, MD

Professor of Medicine in Gastroenterology, Director, Baylor Global Initiatives, Director, Baylor Global Innovation Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA

 
Ellen Baker, MD

Director, Project ECHO, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA

 
Frédéric Biemar, PhD

Director, International Affairs, American Association for Cancer Research, Philadelphia, PA, USA

 
María Teresa Bourlon, MD, MSc

Representative, Academic Global Oncology Task Force, American Society of Clinical Oncology;

Assistant Professor, Hematology and Oncology Department, Instituto Nacional de Ciencias Médicas y Nutrición Salvador Zubirán, Mexico City, Mexico

 
Suzanne A.W. Fuqua, PhD

Professor, Breast Center – Fuqua, Co-Associate Director of Education, Dan L Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA

 
Shubhra Ghosh, MD

Project Manager, Global Programs, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX, USA

 
Rashieda J. Hatcher, PhD

Academic Administrator, Translational Biology and Molecular Medicine, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, USA

 
Cesaltina Lorenzoni, MD, PhD

Head, Cancer Control Program, Ministry of Health, Republic of Mozambique, Maputo, Mozambique

 
Keith Martin, MD, PC

Executive Director, Consortium of Universities for Global Health, Washington, DC, USA

 
Miriam Mutebi, MD

Breast Surgical Oncologist, Aga Khan University Hospital, Nairobi, Kenya

 
Dalal Najjar Cobb

Deputy Director, Consortium of Universities for Global Health, Washington, DC, USA

 
Lisa A. Newman, MD, MPH

Representative, American Association for Cancer Research; Director, Interdisciplinary Breast Program; Medical Director, International Center for the Study of Breast Cancer Subtypes, Weill Cornell Medical Center, New York, NY, USA

 
Valerie A. Paz-Soldan, PhD, MPH

Director of Tulane Health Offices for Latin America, Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Lima, Peru

 
Anne F. Rositch, MSPH, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center

 
Kathleen Schmeler, MD

Professor, Department of Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine, Division of Surgery, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

 
Jenna Smith

Events and Memberships Manager, Consortium of Universities for Global Health

 
Melissa Lopez Varon, MS

Partner Liaison, Project ECHO, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center