For Immediate Release
Contact: Kaylyn Kendall Dines
UMDNJ Hosts Conference on Cancer Disparities
on October 10
The University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ)
will host a conference about health disparities in cancer treatment
in New Jersey on Friday, Oct. 10, from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at
the Woodbridge Hilton, 120 Wood Avenue South, Iselin.
The conference is sponsored by the UMDNJ-School of Public Health's
Institute for the Elimination of Health Disparities at UMDNJ and
The Cancer Institute of New Jersey.
The purpose of this conference is to increase awareness of statewide
cancer disparities and discover methods of addressing the issue.
Cancer experts will also promote research designed to decrease
the disparity in cancer morbidity and mortality for minorities
in New Jersey.
Among the speakers will be Dr. Clifton R. Lacy, commissioner
of the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, who
will discuss "State Initiatives to Address Cancer Disparities";
and Dr. Paul Wallner, chief of the Clinical Radiation Oncology
Branch of the Radiation Research Program at the National Cancer
Institute, will discuss national funding priorities and opportunities.
For more information, call 973-972-4267 or visit www.umdnj.edu/ccweb/rwjms.
WHAT: "Tackling Cancer Disparities in New Jersey"
Conference on Research, Resources and Disparities in Cancer
WHEN: Friday, Oct. 10, 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Woodbridge Hilton
120 Wood Avenue South
Iselin, New Jersey