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Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2018 Mar;35(2):95-110. doi: 10.1080/08880018.2018.1464088. Epub 2018 May 8.

An overview of disparities in childhood cancer: Report on the Inaugural Symposium on Childhood Cancer Health Disparities, Houston, Texas, 2016.

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a Section of Hematology-Oncology, Department of Pediatrics , Baylor College of Medicine , Houston , TX , USA.
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b Cancer and Hematology Centers , Texas Children's Hospital , Houston , TX , USA.
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c Section of Environment and Radiation , International Agency for Research on Cancer , Lyon , France.
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d Division of Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Department of Pediatrics , University of Minnesota , Minneapolis , MN , USA.
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e Department of Preventative Medicine , University of Southern California , Los Angeles , CA , USA.
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f Children's Hospital of Philadelphia , Philadelphia , PA , USA.
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g Department of Pediatrics and Department of Oncological Sciences , Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah , Salt Lake City , UT , USA.
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h Programa de Hematologia-Oncologia Pediátrico , Instituto Nacional de Câncer , Rio de Janeiro , Brazil.
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i Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences , St Jude Children's Research Hospital , Memphis , TN , USA.
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j Department of Epidemiology , University of California Los Angeles , Los Angeles , CA , USA.
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k Department of Epidemiology , University of California Berkeley , Berkeley , CA , USA.
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l Departments of Epidemiology and Pediatrics (Oncology) , Columbia University , New York , NY , USA.
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m Department of Pediatrics , Harvard University , Boston , MA , USA.
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n Department of Pediatric Oncology , Dana-Farber Cancer Institute , Boston , MA , USA.
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o Department of Pediatrics , University of California San Diego , San Diego , CA , USA.
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p Rady Children's Hospital , San Diego , CA , USA.
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q Department of Pediatric Surgery , The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston , Houston , TX , USA.
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r Departments of Surgical Oncology and Pediatrics Patient Care , MD Anderson Cancer Center , Houston , TX , USA.

Abstract

The Inaugural Symposium on Childhood Cancer Health Disparities was held in Houston, Texas, on November 2, 2016. The symposium was attended by 109 scientists and clinicians from diverse disciplinary backgrounds with interests in pediatric cancer disparities and focused on reviewing our current knowledge of disparities in cancer risk and outcomes for select childhood cancers. Following a full day of topical sessions, everyone participated in a brainstorming session to develop a working strategy for the continued expansion of research in this area. This meeting was designed to serve as a springboard for examination of childhood cancer disparities from a more unified and systematic approach and to enhance awareness of this area of need.

KEYWORDS:

Disparities; health policy; pediatric oncology

PMID:
29737912
PMCID:
PMC6685736
DOI:
10.1080/08880018.2018.1464088
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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