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The Biology of Cancer: Public Health and Community Health

November 6, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Public Health and Community Health – Anissa I. Vines, PhD, and Cherise B. Harrington, PhD, MPH — Friday, November 6th – 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!


Photo of Anissa I. Vines, PhD

Anissa I. Vines, PhD

Assistant Professor, Department of Epidemiology
Research Fellow, Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research
UNC GIllings School of Public Health
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


Photo of Cherise B. Harrington, PhD, MPH

Cherise B. Harrington, PhD, MPH

Associate Professor/Senior Researcher
Public Health Education
NC Central University


Public Health
and Community Health


Lecture Description

An overview of the burden of cancer on communities of color, disenfranchised, and vulnerable communities will be provided. Next, we will describe how research and program activities can use community-based principles and leverage technology to close the cancer prevention health gap.

Learning Objectives:

  • What is public health?
  • What is the role of the community in public health?
  • How has public health involved the community?
  • Name the different ways that community becomes involved in public health
  • Role of Community Public Health in Cancer Prevention and Control
  • Give examples of cancer prevention and control


Register to Attend via Zoom Webinar Link



*Lecture topic subject to change.


November 6, 2020
11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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UNC Lineberger Cancer Network
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