Join the webinar! Current Concepts of Cancer Burden among African Immigrants in the United States

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Current Concepts of Cancer Burden among African Immigrants in the United States 

September 14, 2017
2:00 pm EDT

This webinar will provide an overview of the genetic basis and the environmental exposures that cause cancer. It will describe the types of cancers which disproportionately affect African immigrants and present scientific findings to demonstrate why prevention and early detection of cancer must be our ultimate goal. 

The speaker, Dr Kwabi-Addo,is a cancer biologist and an Associate Professor of Biochemistry at Howard University in Washington DC and an adjunct Associate Professor of Oncology at Johns Hopkins Medical School in Baltimore, MD. Dr. Kwabi-Addo earned his PhD degree from University of London (London, UK) and carried out his post-doctoral training at the Baylor College of Medicine (Houston, TX). 

Currently, he serves as the Principal investigator of a cancer research laboratory with focus on identifying aberrant epigenetic changes associated with prostate cancer etiology/progression/disparities with the ultimate goal to discover novel biomarkers for the disease detection/progression. He has published numerous scientific articles and is the author of two books: “Cancer Causes and Controversies: Understanding Risk Reduction and Prevention” (Praeger, July 2011) and “Health Outcomes in a Foreign Land: A Role for Epigenomic and Environmental Interaction” (Springer, July 2017).


Kwabi-Addo, PhD, Associate Professor of Biochemistry, Howard University

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