2021 NLCRT Annual Meeting

2021 Annual Meeting Title

Date: December 6-7, 2021

NLCRT 2021 Sponsor Slide

Disparities to Equity: Moving the  Needle on Lung Cancer

Each year, the NLCRT membership, a nationwide coalition of over 160 professional and national societies, cancer centers, government agencies, research groups, advocacy and policy organizations, and corporate associates convenes to work together on our shared goal to create lung cancer survivors.

The 2021 virtual conference featured the work of those who are shaping a more equitable direction to lung cancer care and control in areas such as risk reduction, early detection, tobacco prevention and treatment, diagnosis and therapy, survivorship, and policy. The overarching goal of the conference was to address the determinants of minority health and cancer-related health disparities to advance health equity across the lung cancer continuum.

The conference highlighted keynote presentations and conversations led by Monica Webb Hooper, PhD, Deputy Director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, and Robert A. Winn, MD, Director of the Massey Cancer Center at Virginia Commonwealth University. In addition, the NLCRT showcased its strategic priority committees’ work and initiatives that focused on eliminating lung cancer stigma, promoting lung cancer screening implementation, uptake, adherence, and optimizing lung cancer biomarkers in practice.

Through the NLCRT, we are working to ensure that no one is disadvantaged in their fight against lung cancer because of their socioeconomic status, their race or ethnicity, their sexual orientation, their gender identity, their disability status, their insurance status, or where they live.

We thank all of NLCRT organizational members and non-members along with advocates, survivors, and caregivers for attending the 5th Annual Meeting.

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Day 1 Keynote Speaker

Monica Webb Hooper, PhD

Deputy Director of the National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities, National Institutes of Health

Monica Webb Hooper, PhD, is a leader in minority health and cancer-related health disparities research. Her work spans multiple disparity populations, including African Americans, Hispanics/Latinos, persons of lower socioeconomic privilege, and people living with HIV/AIDS.

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Day 2 Keynote Speaker

Robert A. Winn, MD

Director and Lipman Chair in Oncology
VCU Massey Cancer Center

Robert A. Winn, MD, is the director of the VCU Massey Cancer Center, a cancer center designated by the National Cancer Institute that provides advanced cancer care, conducts groundbreaking research to discover new therapies for cancer, offers high-quality education and training, and engages with the community to make advancements in cancer treatment and prevention equally available to all.

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