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Memphis Hosts: Rural Cancer Control: Challenges & Opportunities

The University of Memphis and FedEx Institute of Technology are hosting a research meeting on Rural Cancer Control: Challenges & Opportunities on May 4-5th, 2017 in Memphis, Tennessee. The meeting will bring together a community of researchers to identify promising advances in cancer control research that will address cancer disparities in rural areas. The purpose is to define opportunities for future rural cancer control research that can be translated into effective interventions leading to prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of cancer that address unique rural barriers such as limited access to health providers, a constrained and fragmented care delivery infrastructure, fewer community resources to support preventive care, and difficulty with continuity of care and coordinated communication among care providers.

Opening remarks will be offered by Rob Carter, Sr VP and Chief Informatics Officer from FedEx Corporation, and keynote presentations by Robert Croyle, National Cancer Institute; Electra Paskett, James Comprehensive Cancer Center, Ohio State University; and Tracy Onega, The Dartmouth Institute.

Free Registration at https://emsreg.memphis.edu/ruralcancercontrolmeeting includes an evening poster reception on May 4th and breakfast and lunch on May 5th.