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5th Annual SPEECH Regional Cancer Health Disparity Conference Program Book can be accessed here.

Thursday, May 18th 2023

Lewis Katz School of Medicine

Temple University 

Medical Education and Research Building


The Synergistic Partnership for Enhancing Equity in Cancer Health (SPEECH), a NIH funded regional comprehensive cancer health disparities partnership between Temple University/Fox Chase Cancer Center and Hunter College (TUFCCC/HC). We invite students, post-doctoral fellows, and junior faculty to submit abstracts for poster presentation. The purpose of this conference is to promote the advancement of research in cancer health disparities.

Conference Highlights:

  • Keynote speaker and SPEECH investigators opening conference session
  • Poster presentations by students, postdocs and junior faculty
  • Lunch networking session with investigators, faculty, researchers and professionals in the cancer research
  • Career development workshop for funding opportunities provided by NCI for students and early stage investigators


Open to all students, faculty, researchers, staff and the community. Attendance is free!



Abstract submission: Submission portal closed.





The Launch of TUFCCC/HC Regional Comprehensive Cancer Health Disparities Partnership

Temple University’s Katz School of Medicine, Hunter College Awarded $13.5M NCI/NIH Grant For Cancer Health Disparities- PR Newswire

Temple, NYC’s Hunter College awarded $13.5 million to tackle racial and ethnic cancer disparities- Philadelphia Inquirer

Hunter College and Temple University Win Joint $13.5-Million Grant to Reduce Cancer Disparities in the NYC-Philadelphia Corridor- Hunter College:

NIH awards Center for Asian Health $13.5M grant to study cancer disparities- Temple Now

NCI awards Temple, Hunter College $13.5M grant to study cancer health disparities- Philadelphia Business Journal

Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University, Hunter College awarded $13.5 million NCI/NIH grant – EurekAlert

Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University and Hunter College of the City University of New York Awarded $13.5 Million NCI/NIH Grant for Cancer Health Disparities- Temple health

Temple Celebrates Launch Of Fox Chase Cancer Center In Partnership With Hunter College- CBS Philly 3  

SPEECH Highlights

Dr. Grace X. Ma featured in NIH News in Health | View PDF

Dr. Grace X. Ma featured in NIMHD’s social campaign to honor history makers in minority health and health disparities (MHHD) research during Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage month – Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter Posts

 Letter: Dear Dr. Jacqueline Tanaka – By Mentee Tyrell Mann-Barnes– Temple News

Drs. Grace Ma and Lin Zhu Lead Culturally Tailored Intervention to Improve HPV Screening in Asian-American Women12th AACR Conference on The Science of Cancer Health Disparities in Racial/Ethnic Minorities and the Medically Underserved