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The Biology of Cancer: Global Cancer Research
October 16, 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!
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
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.
- 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.
- 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.