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AACR honors Dr Chanita Hughes-Halbert with 2018 AACR Distinguished Lecture

Dr. Chanita Hughes-Halbert
Dr. Hughes-Halbert is the first woman and first African-American from South Carolina elected into the National Academy of Medicine. Photo by Emma Vought

Hollings Cancer Center researcher Chanita Hughes-Halbert, Ph.D., delivered the 2018 American Association for Cancer Research Distinguished Lecture on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities. It recognizes an investigator whose novel and significant work has had or may have a far-reaching impact on the etiology, detection, diagnosis, treatment or prevention of cancer health disparities.

Hughes-Halbert addressed how social and psychological factors contribute to disparities and effective behavior and clinical changes that can promote health equity.

“This important award brings attention to the research and scholarship that is being conducted to enhance cancer equity in racial and ethnic minorities and individuals from other medically underserved groups,” she says.

Hughes-Halbert is the principal investigator and director of the Transdisciplinary Collaborative Center in Precision Medicine and Minority Men’s Health at Hollings Cancer Center.

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