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Oral Abstract 'Rapid Fire' Session | March 10, 2021, 9:45-11:00AM US ET

[Note on scientific abstract submissions: Thank you to everyone who submitted a scientific abstract for the 9th Annual Symposium on Global Cancer Research. The abstract submission period is now closed. Accepted poster and oral presentations were notified on February 1, 2021. For questions or if you are unsure of your acceptance status, please email]


The Oral Abstract 'Rapid Fire' Session will be held as a session within the Symposium on March 10, 2021, from 9:45 - 10:55 am EST. The order of presentations is listed below. A brief Q&A session will be held between each group of topic presentations. The full symposium agenda is available here.


Topic 1: Cancer Control & Prevention

Cervical Cancer Prevention in sub-Saharan Africa: A Policy Analysis; Rifa Akanda, Graduate Student Researcher, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, United States

Designing a Counseling App to Reduce the Psycho-Social Impact of HPV-Testing: A User-Centered Design Approach; Victoria Sanchez Antelo, PhD, Researcher, Centro de Estudios de Estado y Sociedad, Buenos Aires, Argentina


Topic 2: Early Detection, Diagnosis, and Prognosis

To triage or not? Positive predictive value of visual inspection with acetic acid for diagnosis of cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grade 2 or worse (CIN2+) among HIV-positive women in a low-resource setting; Chemtai Mungo, MD, MPH, Fellow, University of California, San Francisco, CA, United States  

Health care providers and Traditional Healers perspectives on late diagnosis of breast cancer in Tanzania: A Qualitative study; Elizabeth F. Msoka-Bright, MSc, Postgraduate Nurse Researcher, Kilimanjaro Clinical Research Institute & PhD student at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical University College, Moshi, Tanzania


Topic 3: Treatment 

Breakpoints in protocol compliance and their influence on outcomes for children with Wilms tumor in Northern Tanzania; Austin Wesevich, MD, Resident, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, United States

Use of WhatsApp to improve medical provider communication for children with Wilms tumor in Tanzania; George Mocha, MD, Urologist, Rabininsia Memorial Hospital, Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania


Topic 4: Cancer Control & Prevention

Development of International Cancer Research Partnerships Through the NCI US-Latin American-Caribbean HIV/HPV-Cancer Prevention Clinical Trials Network (ULACNet)Emma Brofsky, MSPH, Scientific Program Analyst, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD, United States

Cancer update in Rwanda (2009-2018); Lydia Businge, MPH, Rwanda Cancer Registry Officer, Rwanda Biomedical Center, Kigali, Rwanda


Topic 5: Survivorship and Outcomes Research

Development and Implementation of a Case-based Virtual Training Program for Oncologic Emergencies in Botswana; Sharon Li, MD, Hematology/Oncology Fellow, Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ, United States

Survival of Breast Cancer in Women Treated Under Mexico’s Seguro Popular; Antonio Bandala-Jacques, MD, Clinical Researcher, Instituto Nacional de Salud Pública, Mexico City, Mexico



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