The 45th Annual Meeting , themed around Health Equity, Culture, and Cancer, was held March 29 – April 1, 2021. For the second year, it was a virtual meeting due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Sessions were held live online, with recordings available to meeting registrants through the end of October 2021. More than 90 posters were presented, and ASPO’s second Twitter poster conference provided extra opportunities for interaction.
The 2021 ASPO Joseph F. Fraumeni, Jr., Distinguished Achievement Award winner was Lucile Adams-Campbell, PhD, from Georgetown University Medical Center. Watch an interview with Dr. Adams-Campbell and her nominator, Dr. Karen Basen-Engquist.
The 2021 Joseph Cullen Award in Tobacco Research winner was Carolyn “Bo” Aldigé, Prevent Cancer Foundation. Watch an interview with Ms. Aldigé and her nominator, Dr. Bernard Levin.
ASPO also presented a Distinguished Service Award to Robert Croyle, PhD, National Cancer Institute for his years of dedicated service to ASPO. Dr. Croyle is retiring at the end of 2021.
Tenth Annual Calle/Rodriguez Minority Travel Awards for a Top-Ranked Abstract (funded by The American Cancer Society)
Jessica Islam, PhD, MPH, UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center
Social Support and Mental Health during the COVID19-pandemic among cancer survivors: an analysis of the COVID Impact Survey
10th Annual Electra Paskett Scholarship Registration Award for the Top-Ranked Pre- or Post-doctoral Fellow
Cassandra Hathaway, MPH, CPH, Moffitt Cancer Center
Improving Survey Response Rates Among Patients at a Cancer Center During a Global Pandemic
Other ASPO Registration Awards Chosen from Top-ranked Abstracts
Chelsea Anderson, PhD, University of North Carolina
Long-term patterns of excess mortality among endometrial cancer survivors
Jessica Austin, PhD, MPH, Columbia Mailman School of Public Health
Voices of Community Organizations: How cancer centers can support communities in the face of COVID-19
Mandy Goldberg, PhD, MPH, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
Early-life exposures and age at breast development in the Sister Study cohort
Juliet Kroll, PhD, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Feasibility of a group-based telehealth psychosocial intervention for women with Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC)
Bing Ying Poon, PhD, Kaiser Permanente Northern California
Patient Experience of Interpersonal Processes of Care and Subsequent Utilization of Hormone Therapy for Non-Metastatic Breast Cancer