The 42nd annual meeting took place March 10-13, 2018 at the Roosevelt Hotel in New York, NY, and it was the largest ASPO conference ever with 514 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 Beti Thompson, PhD, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. Dr. Thompson’s presentation was titled: “A Life of Health Disparities: Four Stores”.
The Joseph W. Cullen Award, presented for excellence in tobacco research, was presented to Thomas Brandon, PhD, Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute. His presentation was, “Tobacco Research and Control: We Live in Interesting Times”.
Seventh Annual Calle/Rodriguez Minority Travel Awards for a Top-Ranked Abstract (sponsored by the American Cancer Society) went to:
Elizabeth Cespedes Feliciano, ScD, ScM, Kaiser Permanente Division of Research, “Overall and Visceral Adiposity are Associated with Incident Cardiovascular Disease Among Breast Cancer Patients: Results from the B-SCANS Study”.
Yamile Molina, MS, MPH, PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago, “Empowering Latinas to Obtain Breast Cancer Screenings: Comparing Intervention Effects, Part 2”
Seventh Annual Electra Paskett Scholarship Award (sponsored by ASPO) was awarded to:
Ana Florea, MPH, BS, University of Arizona College of Public Health, “Ethnic Disparities in Gastric Cancer Presentation and Screening Practice in the United States: An Analysis of 1997-2010 SEER-Medicare Data”
2018 ASPO Travel Awards for top-ranked abstracts among early career investigators:
Joshua Demb, MPH, University of California – San Francisco
Cumulative Incidence of Non-Breast Cancer Mortality and Breast Cancer Risk by Comorbidity and Age Among Older Women Undergoing Screening Mammography: The Medicare-linked Breast Cancer Surveillance Consortium Cohort Study
Chunze Duan, PhD, Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
Family History of Melanoma and Lifetime Patterns of Daytime Hours Spent Outdoors in Melanoma-prone Families
Jessica McNeil, Postdoctoral Fellow, Alberta Health Services, Alberta, Canada
Sleep and Cancer Incidence in Alberta’s Tomorrow Project Cohort
Best Poster Awards went to:
Best Poster Overall: Laura Martel, BS, University of Utah,
Few know that radon gas leads to lung cancer in EPA-defined moderate to high radon counties in Utah, Martel L, Gee A, Akerley W, Harding G, Ou J, Iichhoff A, Kepka D.
Honorable Mention: Nicole Deziel, PhD, MHS, Yale School of Public Health
Exposure to organophosphate flame retardants and thyroid cancer risk in women, Deziel NC, Yi H, Stapleton HM, Huang H, Zhao N, Zhang Y
Honorable Mention: Jennifer Lund, PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Associate between concomitant hydrochlorothiazide use and neutropenia-related hospitalizations among older breast and colon cancer patients treated with chemotherapy, Lund JL, Hinton SP, Hsu C, Sturmer T, Reeder-Hayes KE, Sanoff HK.
Honorable Mention: Katherine Sterba, PhD, MPH, Medical University of South Carolina
Development of a specialized head and neck cancer survivorship care plan, Sterba KR, Zapka J, Scallion M, Rudolph N, Armeson K, Wall TK, Graboyes EM, Day T
Top Trainee Poster Awards went to:
Megan Sutter, PhD, Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute
Disparities in colorectal cancer screening: Intersectionality of gender, race, and sexual orientation, Sutter ME, Meade CD, and Gwede CK
Sarah Mills, PhD, MPH, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Disparities in retail marketing for menthol cigarettes in the United States, 2015, Mills SD, Henriksen L, Golden SD, Kurtzman R, Kong AY, Queen TL, Ribisl KM.