10th Annual Symposium on Global Cancer Research (Overview)

Overview

The Center for Global Health (CGH) at the National Cancer Institute (NCI), is committed to reducing worldwide cancer suffering through scientific discovery and dissemination.

In an effort to support innovative, impactful research that addresses key scientific issues in global cancer control, NCI-CGH will convene the 10th Annual Symposium on Global Cancer Research (ASGCR) as a virtual satellite meeting to the 13th annual conference of the Consortium of Universities for Global Health (CUGH). The Symposium will take place Tuesday, March 22 – Thursday, March 24, 2022, in partnership with CUGH, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center, UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, University Teaching Hospital, Ministry of Health, Republic of Zambia, Partners in Hope, Lilongwe, Malawi, Fundación Instituto Leloir-CONICET, Buenos Aires, Argentina, American Society of Clinical Oncology, and the American Association for Cancer Research.

The theme for the 10th Annual Symposium is:

New Models for Global Cancer Research, Training, and Control

Paradigms that guide biomedical research emphasize a systematic approach from discovery, translation and subsequent implementation of evidence for the benefit of public health.  Recent reports from global cancer researchers have highlighted the need to revise these paradigms using a systems approach so that patient and community needs, health systems structures, research priorities, and workforce capacity can be marshalled to adequately address cancer control needs. The sessions in this Symposium will challenge existing models and explore emerging models of cancer research, highlight the need for more research designed to address practical solutions to cancer control challenges, and discuss creative ways of evidence synthesis and dissemination.

2022 ASGCR Scientific Steering Committee


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

Mishka Kohli Cira, MPH
Public Health Advisor, Center for Global Health, US National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD, USA

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

Kalina Duncan, DrPH [c], MPH
Branch Chief, Partnerships and Dissemination, Center for Global Health, US National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD, USA

Linsey Eldridge, MPH
Public Health Analyst, Center for Global Health, US National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD, USA

Erinma Elibe
Cancer Research Training Award Fellow, Center for Global Health, US National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD, USA

Taylor Estes, MPH
Cancer Research Training Award Fellow, Center for Global Health, US National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD, USA

Allison Frank
Cancer Research Training Award Fellow, Center for Global Health, US National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD, USA

Satish Gopal, MD, MPH
Director, Center for Global Health, US National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD, USA

Patti Gravitt, PhD, MS
Deputy Director, Center for Global Health, US National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD, USA

Fatou Jallow, PhD
Health Specialist, Center for Global Health, US National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD, USA

Andrea Sabina Llera, PhD
Group Leader, Translational Genomics, Fundación Instituto Leloir-CONICET, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Keith Martin, MD, PC
Executive Director, Consortium of Universities for Global Health, Washington, DC, USA

Corrina Moucheraud, ScD, MPH
Associate Professor, Health Policy and Management, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health, UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, Los Angeles, CA, USA

Rita Mulherkar, PhD
Global Programs Representative, American Association for Cancer Research; Professor [retired], Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research and Education in Cancer, Navi Mumbai, India

Webster Musonda, MD, MPH, MSc, MMedOrth
Orthopaedics & Trauma Surgeon, Department of Surgery, University Teaching Hospitals – Adult and Emergency Hospital, Ministry of Health, Lusaka, Republic of Zambia

Javier Gordon Ogembo, PhD
Director, City of Hope Global Oncology & Diabetes Initiative, City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center, Duarte, CA, USA

Paul Pearlman, PhD
Program Director; Lead, Global Health Technology, Center for Global Health, US National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD, USA

Sam Phiri, PhD
Program Director, Partners in Hope Malawi, Lilongwe, Malawi; Professor, Department of Medicine, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, USA; Professor, Department of Global Health, University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA; Senior Clinical Lecturer, University of Malawi College of Medicine School of Public Health and Family Medicine, Lilongwe, Malawi

Sudha Sivaram, PhD, MPH
Program Director, Center for Global Health, US National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD, USA

Jenna Smith
Events and Memberships Manager, Consortium of Universities for Global Health, Washington, DC, USA

Mariana Stern, PhD
Associate Director for Population Sciences, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center; Professor of Preventive Medicine and Urology at the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
 

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