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The Biology of Cancer: What Is Cancer? Why Do We Care? Health Disparity & Health Equity
August 28, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pmFree
The Biology of Cancer:
Exploring the Role of Race, Class, and Socioeconomics
in the Underserved and the Underrepresented
Behind cardiovascular disease, Cancer is the 2nd leading cause of deaths in the United States. What causes Cancer? Why have we not cured Cancer yet? What are some of the myths that surround Cancer care? Why do people of color seem to develop and die from Cancer at rates much higher than the majority of the population?
If you are interested in learning the answers to one or more of these questions, you should consider attending an engaging and stimulating, semester-long webinar series taught by cancer biologists, physicians, public health experts, and other cancer specialists from NCCU, UNC-Chapel Hill, and NC A&T. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to potentially hear from cancer survivors. These hour long webinars will be held during the Fall 2020 semester on Fridays at 11am. Come out and join us!
Antonio T. Baines, PhD
Associate Professor, Dept. of Biological & Biomedical Sciences
Joint Appointment in the Cancer Research Program in the Julius L. Chambers Biomedical/Biotechnology Research Institute, NCCU
Adjunct Associate Professor, Dept. of Pharmacology at UNC School of Medicine
Member, Curriculum in Toxicology and Environmental Medicine at UNC
Mary Townes Science Complex
NC Central University
What Is Cancer? Why Do We Care?
Health Disparity & Health Equity
This lecture will be the first of many conversations from researchers and health professionals based at NCCU, UNC, and NC A&T about the family of diseases we call Cancer. For this particular lecture, we will focus on some of the basic concepts and characteristics that define cancer and discuss why it is such a devastating problem for our society. Also, we will discuss why it seems to negatively plaque minority communities the most.
- Define what “cancer” is and list some of the causes
- Describe what health disparity and health equity are
- Discuss why more things need to be done to improve healthcare for all people
- Certification Flyers
- GMaP Contact Fact Sheet
- Tip sheet for how to use Zoom to connect to The Biology of Cancer Lectures
*Lecture topic subject to change.