The Inaugural Symposium on Childhood Cancer Health Disparities was held in Houston, Texas, on November 2, 2016. The symposium was attended by 109 scientists and clinicians from diverse disciplinary backgrounds with interests in pediatric cancer disparities and focused on reviewing our current knowledge of disparities in cancer risk and outcomes for select childhood cancers. Following a full day of topical sessions, everyone participated in a brainstorming session to develop a working strategy for the continued expansion of research in this area. This meeting was designed to serve as a springboard for examination of childhood cancer disparities from a more unified and systematic approach and to enhance awareness of this area of need.
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
Funding for the Symposium was provided by Northwestern Mutual Foundation and Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation. J.D.S. holds an Edward B. Clark, MD, Chair in Pediatric Research from the Primary Children’s Hospital (PCH) Foundation. J.J.Y. received funding from the National Cancer Institute (U01 CA176063) for the work presented at the symposium. P.J.L. and K.R.R. received a St. Baldrick’s Foundation Consortium Grant to further examine cancer disparities among Hispanic children with acute leukemias.
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