Symposium 1: Structural Racism, Discrimination, and Cancer
This symposium will discuss conceptually how structural racism and its manifestations can produce cancer health disparities, and emerging research approaches to study the impacts of structural racism and discrimination.

Co-Chairs:
Scarlett Lin Gomez, MPH, PhD, UCSF
Lisa Newman, MD, MPH, Weill Cornell Medicine

Structural Racism, Discrimination, and Cancer Among Urban African-American Communities
Robert Winn, MD, Virginia Commonwealth University
Structural Racism as a Root Cause of Cancer Disparities: Constructing New Systems for Health Equity
Zinzi Bailey, ScD, MSPH, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Structural Racism, Discrimination, and Cancer Among the American Indian Populations
Teshia Solomon, PhD, University of Arizona

Symposium 2: The Many Shades of Unequal Access to Cancer Prevention & Care
This symposium will focus on the multi-dimensionality of access to cancer prevention and care. Speakers will examine the intersectionality of many social, economic and structural factors such as racism, socioeconomic status and geography that compound access barriers and promulgate health inequities.

Co-Chairs:
Melissa Simon, MD, MPH, Northwestern University
Otis Brawley, MD, Johns Hopkins University

Financial Hardship Among Cancer Survivors in the United States
Robin Yabroff, PhD, American Cancer Society
Measuring and Intervening on Financial Hardship in Cancer Care
Reginald Tucker-Seeley, ScD, USC
Title TBD
Zeke Emanuel, MD, University of Pennsylvania

Symposium 3: Novel Remote Technologies that Bridge the Digital Divide
This symposium will focus on the use of digital technologies to improve cancer prevention and survivorship care, with a focus on approaches that reduce health disparities.

Chair:
Karen Basen-Engquist, PhD, MPH, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Engaging Communities in Co-Design of Broadband-Enabled Technologies to Improve Distress Screening and Management for Cancer Patients in Rural Settings
David Ahern, PhD, Brigham & Women’s Hospital
Mobile Digital Technology as a Gateway for Reducing Prostate Cancer Disparities among African American Men
Brian Rivers, PhD, MPH, Morehouse School of Medicine
Optimizing eHealth in Cancer Control and Survivorship for Hispanic/Latinx Breast Cancer Patients
Betina Yanez, PhD, Northwestern University

Symposium 4: Impact of COVID on Cancer Prevention and Control
This symposium will focus on barriers faced by underserved and vulnerable populations related to cancer prevention and control as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and lessons learned for moving forward. In addition to the speakers below, 2-3 abstracts submitted as part of a special COVID submission category will be presented with late-breaking information on this evolving topic.

Co-Chairs:
Elena Martinez, PhD, UC Sand Diego, Moores Cancer Center
Larry Kushi, ScD, Kaiser Permanente Northern California

COVID-Adapted Colorectal Cancer Screening and Prevention: Avoiding More Casualties
Samir Gupta, MD, UC San Diego
The Collision of Two Pandemics and the NIH Response: A Perspective from NIMHD
Monica Webb Hooper, PhD, National Institutes on Minority Health and Health Disparities

Session 1: Perspectives on Leveraging Existing Cohort Datasets for Secondary Data Analyses: From Initiation to Publication
NCI supports the utilization of existing cohort data in population health research. However, leveraging these resources may be particularly difficult for junior investigators due to the sometimes complex processes in place for accessing, analyzing, and publishing this cohort data. Furthermore, research based on secondary data has some unique challenges that require thoughtful strategies. So you didn’t collect this data- that’s no big deal! This session will cover various aspects of using cohort data and secondary data analysis as a career path. Session panelists were chosen due to vast expertise in secondary data analysis across the cancer research continuum and to provide perspectives from junior and senior investigators. The panelists will speak on current cohorts actively collecting data (All of Us), individual project management, authorship and publication ethics related to using cohort data.

Co-Chairs:
Marvin Langston, PhD, MPH, Division of Research, Kaiser Permanente Northern California
Meghan Skiba, MS, RDN, University of Arizona Zuckerman College of Public Health

Panelists:
Elizabeth Calhoun, PhD, MEd, University of Arizona Zuckerman College of Public Health
Justin Xavier Moore, PhD, MPH, Augusta University at the Medical College of Georgia
Elizabeth A. Platz, ScD, MPH, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Session 2: Research Resiliency: Navigating a Research or Career Setback and Moving Forward
We often hear from our peers and superiors about their research successes and achievements, not so much about their impediments! From projects that don’t pan out to unexpected research results to hiring freezes during global pandemics, setbacks can occur at any time or any stage of a research career. This panel will bring together ASPO members from various career stages to provide perspectives and tips on how they have navigated setbacks and the inevitable ups and downs of a research career, and how their “failures” have helped them move forward and succeed.

Co-Chairs:
Sheetal Hardikar, PhD, MBBS, University of Utah Huntsman Cancer Institute
Lauren Houghton, PhD, MSc, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
Nicole Niehoff, PhD, MSPH, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences

Panelists:
Nur Zeinomar, PhD, MPH, Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health
Theresa Hastert, PhD, MPP, Wayne State University Karmanos Cancer Institute
David Wetter, PhD, MS, University of Utah Huntsman Cancer Institute