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May 14, 2020
SPEECH Conference

2nd Annual Regional Cancer Health Disparity Virtual Conference

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The Synergistic Partnership for Enhancing Equity in Cancer Health (SPEECH) is a partnership between Hunter College and Temple University Fox/Chase Cancer Center that is working to reduce cancer health disparities among undeserved populations. Join us as we promote the advancement of research and support the development of outstanding underrepresented minority and diverse students who are committed to careers in cancer research and to collaboratively engage the community in enhancing quality and feasibility of these efforts.

Date and Time
Thursday, May 14th, 2020
8:30 am – 1:45 pm

Conference Highlights

  • Keynote speaker and SPEECH investigators opening conference session
  • Poster presentations by students, postdocs and junior faculty
  • Poster awards will be given for the outstanding poster presentations

View the Research abstracts.

View the U54 2nd Annual SPEECH Conference Program Booklet.

See the full schedule of virtual presentations and poster sessions, with information on how to join them.

See the Full Agenda

Keynote speaker


Dr. Pettaway’s research focuses on both clinical and biologic correlates of aggressive disease with the goal of reducing disparities in prostate cancer outcome among African Americans and the underserved. He is currently a professor at MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.

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SPEECH logoThe SPEECH Conference is supported by the Temple University/Fox Chase Cancer Center/Hunter College U54 Regional Comprehensive Cancer Health Disparity Partnership [U54 CA221704 and U54 CA221705], funded by NIH/NCI.

SPEECH Organization

SPEECH Regional Partnership Website
Program Steering Committee Meeting

Hunter College

Contact PI: Olorunseun O. Ogunwobi, MD, PhD,
MPI: Joel Erblich, PhD, MPH,

Temple University/Fox Chase Cancer Center

Contact PI:  Grace X. Ma, PhD,
MPI:  Jean-Pierre Issa, MD,

SPEECH Conference

Janerie Rodriguez, U54 Program Manager at Hunter College,