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The Biology of Cancer: Cancer Health Disparities in the African American Community

September 11, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Cancer Health Disparities in the African American Community – Checo Rorie, PhD — Friday, September 11th – 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM – The Biology of Cancer Lecture
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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!


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Checo Rorie, PhD

Associate Professor/Interim Chair
Department of Biology
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University


Cancer Health Disparities
in the African American Community


Lecture Description

This lecture will introduce the concept of cancer health disparities. We will describe common cancer disparities and will explore risk factors that have been associated with cancer disparities in the African American community. Finally we will discuss ways that cancer disparities are being addressed through research, community outreach, and diversifying the healthcare field.

Learning Objectives:

  • Define cancer health disparities
  • Describe at least three examples of cancer health disparities in the African American Community
  • List at least five risk factors associated with health disparities


Register to Attend via Zoom Webinar Link


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*Lecture topic subject to change.


September 11, 2020
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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UNC Lineberger Cancer Network
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