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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. This year’s theme is Global Cancer Research and Control: Looking Back and Charting a Path Forward.  The two-day event includes 29 speakers from 12 countries, including opening remarks by NCI Director Dr. Ned Sharpless, ASCO’s recently named Chief Medical Officer Dr. Julie Gralow, and the Mozambique Ministry of Health National Cancer Program Director Dr. Cesaltina Ferreira Lorenzoni. Scientific panels will focus on building resilience and equity in global oncology. The Symposium will feature a rapid fire scientific abstract session with 10 of the top scoring scientific abstracts pulled from 101 accepted abstracts presenting research from 40+ countries. The event will be rounded out by the presentation of the Rachel Pearline Award in recognition of outstanding professionals for their excellence in global cancer research and practice focused on low- and middle-income countries.


The Symposium convenes individuals working in global oncology to discuss trends in global cancer research and control and map out collaborative efforts to move the field forward. The event is organized through a collaboration with the NCI Center for Global Health(CGH), 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), the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), and the international collaborators of these institutions from the Ministry of Health in Mozambique, Aga Khan University Hospital in Nairobi, Kenya, and the Tulane Health Offices for Latin America.


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

 

Mishka K. Cira, MPH

Public Health Advisor, Center for Global Health, US National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD, 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

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

 

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

 

Elise M. Garton, MS

Presidential Management Fellow, Center for Global Health, US National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD, USA

 
Shubhra Ghosh, MD

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

 

Satish Gopal, MD, MPH

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

 
Rashieda J. Hatcher, PhD

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

 

Catherine Hidalgo

Program Analyst, Center for Global Health, US National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD, USA

 

Cesaltina Ferreira 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, FACS, FASCO

Chief, Breast Surgical Oncology Programs, Weill Cornell Medicine - New York Presbyterian Hospital Network, 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

 

Paul Pearlman, PhD

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

 

Laura Prakash, MPH

Data Analyst, Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research with support to Center for Global Health, US National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD, USA

 

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

 

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