10th Annual Symposium on Global Cancer Research (Agenda)

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ASGCR Day 1 March 23, 2022  

ASGCR Day 2 March 24, 2022

 

Thank you to all who joined us this year!

9:00-9:10AM
10m

Welcome and Opening Remarks: “New Models for Global Cancer Research, Training, and Control”
Satish Gopal, MD, MPH, Director, Center for Global Health, US National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD, USA

9:10-10:10AM
1hr

Oral Abstract ‘Flash Talk’ Session
This session will be a series of rapid-fire presentations from the top-scoring accepted scientific abstracts. Each presentation will be a 5-minute oral presentation by the lead author providing a high-level overview of the research study or implementation program. Abstracts are grouped by topic area selected by the abstract author.

Session Chairs:
Allison Frank, BS, Cancer Research Training Award Fellow, Center for Global Health, National Cancer Institute, USA
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

Welcome and Introductions
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

Topic 1: Biology
Presentation 1:
Identification of prognostic markers in Argentinian acute lymphoblastic leukemia pediatric patients through transcriptome analysis: differential gene expression, mutational status and immune microenvironment.
María Sol Ruiz, CONICET-IQUIBICEN; Dep. Química Biológica-FCEyN-Universidad de Buenos Aires, Buenos Aires, Argentina
 
Topic 2: Prevention
Presentation 2:
Improving tobacco cessation programs in Lao People’s Democratic Republic: perspectives of healthcare professionals
Thanh Bui, TSET Health Promotion Research Center, Stephenson Cancer Center, University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, U.S.
 
Topic 3: Early Detection, Diagnosis, and Prognosis
Presentation 3:
Evaluating the effectiveness of a hybrid model for mobilization of women for cervical cancer screening; A preliminary report of a pilot project in Lagos, Nigeria. A case study of the Blue-Pink Center for Women’s Health, Nigeria.
Idris Ola, The Blue-Pink Center for Women's Health, Nigeria
 
Presentation 4:
Coverage and Socio-economic inequalities in breast cancer screening in Low- and Middle-Income Countries: Analysis of Demographic and Health Surveys between 2010 and 2019
Derrick Bary Abila, College of Health Sciences, Makerere University, Uganda
 
Topic 4: Treatment
Presentation 5:
Improving Access to Cancer Treatment Services in Kenya Through Establishment of Regional Cancer Centers: Key Processes and Lessons
Mary Flaviane Nyangasi, National Cancer Control Program, Ministry of Health, Kenya
 
Presentation 6:
Implementation of a breast cancer specific multidisciplinary tumor board to improve treatment planning and completion
Emma Joo, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, U.S.
 
Presentation 7:
Metronomic dosing for pancreatic cancer combination therapy treatment association with reduced neutropenia
Sharoon Gill, Brooklyn Cancer Center, U.S.
 
Topic 5: Cancer Control, Survivorship, and Outcomes Research
Presentation 8:
Patient socioeconomic and cultural factors associated with fidelity to guideline-concordant breast cancer therapy delivery in Botswana
Lebogang T. Mokokwe, Botswana - University of Pennsylvania Partnership, Botswana
 
Presentation 9:
Enhancing Cancer Control through a Population-based Cancer Registry in Cali, Colombia: Results from 20-year Cancer Survival Trends
Ivy Riano, Norris Cotton Cancer Center, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, U.S.

Presentation 10:
Effective Innovative Models of Health Care Delivery In the era of the COVID-19 pandemic to reduce disparities in cancer care and for cancer control in Low-Middle income countries- South African experience of the Cancer ECHO Model
Daniel Osei-Fofie, Kimberley Hospital, South Africa
 
Closing Remarks
Allison Frank, BS, Cancer Research Training Award Fellow, Center for Global Health, National Cancer Institute, USA

10:10AM-10:50AM
40m

Meet the Abstract Authors: Interactive Poster Session
Gather Town platform – details to follow

10:50-11:55AM
1hr 5m

Scientific Panel: Systems thinking applied to global cancer research
This panel will focus on the elements and approaches necessary to translate research into practice and policy, and how a systems approach can help bridge this translational gap. The goal of this discussion is to identify the critical elements that can help design new studies with an implementation science and/or systems approach from the start, to ensure that translation of evidence-based findings into policy can be accelerated in an efficient manner and taking into account the local needs of the communities and patients. Specific emphasis will be placed on approaches, research partners, and pragmatic approaches that have worked in different settings, as well as challenges encountered and pressing needs.

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

Panelists:

Carolina Espina, PhD, MPH, Scientist, Environment and Lifestyle Epidemiology Branch. International Agency for Research on Cancer, Lyon, France

Woo Yin Ling, MA, FRCOG, PhD, Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Andrew Kambugu, MB.ChB, M.Med FRCP, Executive Director, Infectious Diseases Institute, Kampala, Uganda

Guillermo Chantada, MD, PhD, President, International Society of Pediatric Oncology, Pediatric Oncologist, Sant Joan de Déu, Barcelona, Spain

Douglas Luke, PhD, Professor, Washington University, St. Louis, MO, USA

11:50AM-12:00PM
5min

Day 1 Closing Remarks:
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
Sam Phiri, PhD, MSc, DCM, Programs 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, Department of Public Health and Family Medicine, Kamuzu University of Health Sciences, Lilongwe, Malawi

 

9:00-9:05AM
5m

Welcome and Day 1 Recap
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
Sam Phiri, PhD, MSc, DCM, Programs 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, Department of Public Health and Family Medicine, Kamuzu University of Health Sciences, Lilongwe, Malawi

9:05-10:15AM
1hr 10m

Scientific Panel: Rethinking academic global cancer research
This panel will focus on academic models for global cancer research. Specific emphasis will be placed on career tracks, research infrastructure, and sustainable capacity building for global cancer research. While our first plenary session revolved around the elements necessary to translate research into practice and policy and the partnerships and research models necessary to create evidence useful for policy makers/implementers, this session will focus more on how we conduct ourselves as a field. Specific emphasis will be placed on career tracks, research infrastructure, and sustainable capacity building for global cancer research.

Moderator: Agnes Binagwaho, MD, M(Ped), PhD, Vice Chancellor and co-founder of the University of Global Health Equity (UGHE), Kigali, Rwanda

Panelists:

Nelly R. Mugo, MbCHB, MMED, MPH, Chief Research Officer, Center for Clinical Research (CCR), Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI), Kenya; Research Associate Professor, Department of Global Health, University of Washington, USA 

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

Fang-hui Zhao, PhD, Deputy Director and Professor of Department of Cancer
Epidemiology, National Cancer Center, Cancer Hospital, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, China
 
Dorairaj Prabhakaran, MD, DM, MSc, Vice President (Research and Policy) and Director, Centre for Control of Chronic Conditions, PHFI, Haryana, India
 
Oliver Bogler, PhD, Director Center for Cancer Training, National Cancer Institute, Rockville, MD, USA

10:15-11:15AM
1hr

Meet the Abstract Authors: Interactive Poster Session
Gather Town platform – details to follow

11:15-11:55AM
40m

Rachel Pearline Award Presentation & Keynote Address

Session Chair:
Franklin Huang, MD, Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of California San Francisco, USA
 
Pearline Awardee:
CS Pramesh, MS, FRCS, Director, Tata Memorial Hospital, Professor, Thoracic Surgery, Tata Memorial Centre Mumbai, India
 
Link here for more information about Dr. Pramesh and the Rachel Pearline Award.

11:55AM-12:00PM
5m

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