The 41st annual meeting of the ASPO took place March 11-14, 2017 at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Seattle, Washington. 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 Timothy Rebbeck, PhD, Harvard University School of Public Health. His presentation was titled: “Precision Prevention of Cancer: Challenges and Opportunities”.
The Joseph W. Cullen Award, presented for excellence in tobacco research, was presented to Kurt Ribisl, PhD, University of North Carolina. His presentation was, “Finding Solutions for Tobacco-related Disparties”.
Sixth Annual Calle/Rodriguez Minority Travel Awards for a Top-Ranked Abstract (sponsored by the American Cancer Society) went to:
Albert Farias, PhD, University of Houston, “Racial/Ethnic Differences in the Use and Discontinuation of Adjuvant Endocrine Therapy by Hormone-receptor Status in Association with Mortality among Breast Cancer Patients Enrolled in Medicare Part D”.
Melanie Kornides, ScD, Harvard University, “Parents Who Decline HPV Vaccination: Who Later Accepts and Why?”
Sixth Annual Electra Paskett Annual Scholarship Award (sponsored by ASPO) was awarded to:
Megan Mullins, MPH, University of Michigan, “Explaining Disparities in Ovarian Cancer Incidence Rates between Women of African and European Ancestry: The Role of Genetic Factors”
2017 ASPO Travel Awards for top-ranked abstracts among junior investigators:
1. Brittany Bernardo, MPH, The Ohio State University
Perception of Cervical Cancer Risk among Ohio Appalachian Women
2. Jessica Citronberg, MPH, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Laxative Type in Relation to Colorectal Cancer Risk
3. Xinwei Hua, MPH, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Surveillance Endoscopy in Relation tot Long-term Survival in the Colon Cancer family Registry
4. Oyewale Shiyanbola, MBBS, MPH, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Emerging Trends in Family History of Breast Cancer and Associated Risk
5. Diana Withrow, PhD, The National Cancer Institute
Risk of Second Malignancies Following Ductal Carcinoma In Situ: A SEER Program Population-based Study