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Diverse Voices Virtual Talk: Cancer in Women
January 27, 2022 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST
ORWH’s virtual speaker series titled “Diverse Voices: Intersectionality and the Health of Women” disseminates research findings that (1) are relevant to diverse groups of women and (2) incorporate a multidimensional sex-and-gender focus. The speaker series aims to increase public awareness, understanding, and engagement with research relevant to diverse populations of women; to highlight work by investigators receiving ORWH funding, with ORWH affiliations, and/or employing an intersectional or multidimensional framework.
The January 27, 2022, session of “Diverse Voices: Intersectionality and the Health of Women” will focus on cancer in women, featuring presentations from Drs. Kemi Doll and Katie O’Brien. Dr. Doll will present on PCORI’s SISTER Study, a randomized controlled trial that leverages two virtual evidence-based peer support interventions (one-on-one peer support and facilitated support groups) to improve outcomes for Black women with endometrial cancer. She will discuss the benefits of social support to adherence, treatment completion, and quality of life for women undergoing cancer treatment. Dr. O’Brien will present on NIEHS’ Sister Study, which investigates environmental and genetic risk factors for breast cancer using a cohort of over 50,000 women who have a sister with a breast cancer diagnosis. She will discuss recruitment strategies being used to enhance diversity within the cohort and new efforts by Sister Study investigators to better understand the role of race and ethnicity in cancer etiology.