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Cancer Health Disparities

4 Ph.D. Students Earn Scholar-in-Training Awards to Attend, Present Research at AACR 2020 Virtual Conference 

September 17 — Four UH College of Pharmacy Ph.D. students have received Scholar-in-Training Awards from the American Association for Cancer Research to present their projects at the AACR Virtual Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved Oct. 2-4.

The student recipients are their project titles are: 

Lorita Agu, Pharmaceutics doctoral program candidate, "Population pharmacokinetics of vincristine and its metabolite in Kenyan pediatric cancer patients";

Victor Lincha, Pharmaceutics doctoral program candidate, "Co-modeling calcipotriol and paclitaxel in blood and tissues of a Kras mouse model of pancreatic cancer after an IV bolus dose of a micellar co-formulation";

Ajana Mohan, Pharmaceutical Health Outcomes and Policy doctoral program candidate, "Evaluating medication adherence & its predictors among breast cancer survivors on oral endocrine therapy in a large academic medical center"; and 

Soham Yande, Pharmaceutical Health Outcomes and Policy doctoral program candidate, "Racial and ethnic differences in capecitabine in colorectal cancer patients."

For Lincha, it's his second consecutive year to receive an award to present his research at AACR's The Science of Cancer Health Disparities meeting.

AACR fosters research in cancer and related biomedical science; accelerates the dissemination of new research findings among scientists and others dedicated to the conquest of cancer; promotes science education and training; and advances the understanding of cancer etiology, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment throughout the world. Founded in 1907, the organizations has more than 47,000 members — with 48 Nobel laureates among them — in 127 countries and territories.