Call for Scientific Abstracts

The Case Comprehensive Cancer Center’s 4th Annual Cancer Disparities Symposium is a premier event for presenting cutting-edge cancer disparities science and related community programs and services. The Office of Cancer Disparities Research encourages abstracts from multidisciplinary researchers that are focused on various aspects of health disparities and/or community-focused science.

Why should you submit?

This call for abstracts is an opportunity to highlight cancer disparities biomedical research and provide a forum to showcase the breadth and depth of scientific work happening in the field. Meritorious abstracts will be selected for oral presentations.

Who should submit?

  • Basic science researchers
  • Behavioral researchers
  • Clinical researchers
  • Community-based researchers
  • Social science researchers
  • Public/population health researchers
  • Policy researchers
  • Translational researchers

Symposia topics 

  • Access to care
  • Biological mechanisms
  • Cancer prevention (e.g., risk assessment, tobacco use, obesity, nutrition, physical activity, HPV vaccination,
    behavior change, wellness)
  • Early detection and screening (e.g., mammograms, colorectal screenings, low dose CT for lung cancer, cervical screening, oral exams, prostate screenings)
  • Genetics or Genomics
  • Geospatial mapping studies
  • Intervention studies or clinical trials
  • Novel approaches to eliminate disparities or achieve cancer health equity
  • Policy
  • Social determinants (e.g., environmental, behavioral, sociocultural, and economic influences)
  • Survivorship (e.g., quality of care, follow-up care, quality of life, family, overall survival)
  • Other relevant topics

What is the abstract format?

  • Microsoft Word document
  • 300 words maximum (excluding title, authors and institutions)
  • 11 point Arial font
  • Margins: 1 inch
  • Abstract title: bold and centered
  • Avoid special characters
  • Corresponding author: Name, email address
  • Abstract sections:
    • Background
    • Aims
    • Methods
    • Results
    • Conclusions

How do I submit my abstract?

Submit abstract electronically

How are abstracts reviewed?

Submissions will be reviewed by the program committee and/or selected experts. Submissions will be evaluated based on the overall quality, methods used, and relevance to addressing cancer disparities.

What is the submission deadline?

Abstracts must be submitted electronically via the button above by 5 pm EST on Tuesday, December 3, 2019.

Who should I contact if I have questions or wish to withdraw my submission?

Contact the Office of Cancer Disparities Research ( with any questions. If you choose to withdraw your abstract, send an email to no later than Friday, January 17, 2020.