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The Biology of Cancer: Global Cancer Research

October 16, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Global Cancer Research: Envisioning the Elimination of Cervical Cancer Globally through Vaccination, Screening and Treatment – Jennifer Smith, PhD — Friday, October 16th – 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM – The Biology of Cancer Lecture


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!


Jennifer Smith, PhD, MPH

Jennifer S. Smith, PhD, MPH

Department of Epidemiology
UNC Gillings School of Public Health
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Global Cancer Research:
Envisioning the Elimination of Cervical Cancer Globally through Vaccination, Screening and Treatment


Lecture Description

Overview of the burden of cancer globally with a focus on human papillomavirus (HPV) and Cervical Cancer. Research activities and results will be presented for collaborative studies on cervical cancer prevention in Kenya, China, North Carolina, and Malawi, and well as efforts to eliminate cervical cancer with the Cervical Cancer-Free Coalition.

Learning Objectives:

  • Describe the burden of cervical cancer globally and describe geographically areas of highest disease risk.
  • Identify the four major causes of cervical cancer, and primary methods to prevent this cancer for each major cause of disease.
  • Understand the challenges of conducting cervical cancer research in global areas with higher burden of disease due to disparities in cancer burden.


Register to Attend via Zoom Webinar Link


Lecture Resources:


*Lecture topic subject to change.


October 16, 2020
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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UNC Lineberger Cancer Network
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