The 43rd annual meeting took place March 10-12, 2019 at the Hilton Downtown Hotel in Tampa, Florida, and it was the second largest ASPO conference with 420 attendees. In addition to publicized symposia, there were special presentations, a poster session and reception, a workshop for associate directors and program leaders of cancer prevention and control, a new investigator workshop, and junior and senior member sessions.
The Joseph F. Fraumeni, Jr., Distinguished Achievement Award was presented to Anna Giuliano, PhD, Moffitt Cancer Research Center. Dr. Giuliano’s presentation was titled: A 30 Year Journey from Cervical Cancer Control to Elimination of HPV-Related Cancers.
The Joseph W. Cullen Award, presented for excellence in tobacco research, was presented to James Sargent, MD, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth. His presentation was, Corporate Products, Science and Public Health.
Eighth Annual Calle/Rodriguez Minority Travel Awards for a Top-Ranked Abstract (sponsored by the American Cancer Society) went to:
Andres Ardisson Korat, ScD, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Channing Division of Network Medicine,A Prospective Analysis of Red Blood Cell Trans Fatty Acid Levels and Risk of non-Hodgkin Lymphoma.
Serena Rodriguez, PhD, MPH, University of Texas Southwest Medical Center,Delivering Cervical Cancer Screening and Follow-up to Women with HIV in an Integrated Safety Net Setting
Eighth Annual Electra Paskett Scholarship Award (sponsored by ASPO) was awarded to:
Juhan Lee, BA, University of Florida,Negative Affect and Utilization of Evidence-Based Tobacco Treatment among Adults with Cancer
2019 ASPO Travel Awards for top-ranked abstracts among early career investigators:
Oluwole Babatunde, MBBS, MPH, University of South Carolina
A Comparison of Mortality-to-Incidence Ratio with Survival Analyses in Assessing Racial Breast Cancer Disparities Across South Carolina Counties
Xiaochen Zhang, MPH, The Ohio State University
The Mediation Effect of Body Image on Physical Activity and Psychological Health in Older Female Cancer Survivors
Paige Lake, MPH, University of South Florida
“It’s a Prescription, not an Addiction”: Exploring Health Care Provider and Advocate Perceptions of Opioid Use Among Cancer Survivors
Best Poster Awards went to:
Best Poster Overall: Kathrin Milbury, PhD, UT M.D. Anderson Cancer Center,
Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial of a Dyadic Yoga Program for Head and Neck Cancer Patients Undergoing Radiotherapy and their Family Caregivers, Milbury K, Rosenthal D, Ngo-Huang A, Fuller C, Mallaiah S, Durrani S, Bruera E, Cohen L.
Honorable Mention: Cathleen Xing, MPH, Rutgers School of Public Health
Clinicopathologic Consequences of Allostatic Load among Black Women with Breast Cancer, Xing CY, Lin Y, Bandera EV, Hong CC, Plascak JJ, Qin B, Doose M, Demissie K, Ambrosone C, Llanos AAM.
Honorable Mention: Melissa Orenduff, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
Potential Tumor Suppressive Role for IGFBP7 in Pancreatic Cancer,
Orenduff MC, Kok DEG, Hursting SD.
Honorable Mention: Yayi Zhao, MA, Moffitt Cancer Center
Association Between Recent Ultraviolet Radiation Exposure and Cutaneous Beta Human Papillomavirus Infection,
Zhao Y, Fenske N, Cherpelis B, Messina J, Giuliano AR, Mckay-Chopin S, Gheit T, Tommasino M, Rollison DE.
Top Trainee Poster Awards went to:
Yong-Moon Park, PhD, NIH/NIEHS
Dietary Inflammatory Potential, Oxidative Balance Score, and Risk of Breast Cancer,
Park YM, Shivappa N, Petimar J, Hodgson ME, Steck SE, Halbert JR, Sandler DP.
Jennifer Ferris, PhD, Columbia University
Hormonal and Reproductive Risk Factors for First and Second Primary Ovarian Cancer in a Cohort Enriched for Increased Familial Risk, the Breast Cancer Family Registry.
Ferris JS, Terr MB, Andrulis IL, Buys SS, Daly MB, John EM, Hopper JL, Genkinger JM.