University of California San Francisco
Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

Greater Bay Area Cancer Registry Symposium

September 18, 2018, 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Mission Bay
1450 3rd Street, Bakar Auditorium
San Francisco, CA 94158

Topic: Cancer Surveillance Research: New Uses of Cancer Registry Data for Research
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Join us in welcoming the Greater Bay Area Cancer Registry to UCSF! This symposium will feature a keynote presentation by Lynne Penberthy, MD, MPH, Associate Director, Surveillance Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, NCI. The program will feature examples of work using registry data and an opportunity to network and identify potential new projects.  


1:00 - 1:10 pm

Introduction and Opening Remarks

Alan Ashworth, PhD, FRS, and Robert Hiatt, MD, PhD

1:10 - 1:40 pm

GBACR: What Is It and What Do We Do?

Scarlett Gomez, MPH, PhD; Iona Cheng, PhD, MPH; and Salma Shariff-Marco, PhD, MPH 

1:40 - 2:25 pm

Keynote Address: The New SEER

Lynne Penberthy, MD, MPH, Associate Director, Surveillance Research Program, DCCPS, NCI

2:25-2:55 pm

Collaborators Using Registry Data – short presentations

  • Patient Cancer Outreach, Navigation, Technology and Support (COUNTS): Addressing Care for Asian Americans with Cancer – Tung Nguyen, MD
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening in South Asian Americans – Ma Somsouk, MD
  • Leveraging the California Cancer Registry to Examine Disparities in Advanced Prostate Cancer - Hala Borno, MD
  • Title TBD, Laura Fejerman, PhD
  • Title TBD, Niharita Dixit, MD
  • Title TBD, Emily Bergsland, MD
2:55-3:15 pm


3:15 - 3:45 pm

Breakouts - Data Access

  • Disparities research
  • Linkage to EHR and other data
  • Neighborhood & geospatial research
3:45 - 4:00 pm

Future - Funding Opportunities

4:00 - 5:00 pm



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