New York Health Forum (NYHF) is pleased to host our 23rd forum entitled “Stomach Cancer Disparity: Overcoming the Barriers.”
New York Health Forum (NYHF) is pleased to host a health disparity forum entitled “Stomach Cancer Disparity: Overcoming the Barriers.” The forum is scheduled for September 28, 2023 (Thursday) from 4 to 6 PM at the Barrymore Film Center in Fort Lee, NJ.
Stomach Cancer disproportionately affects non-White minority groups, especially Asian Americans and Hispanic Americans, with the greatest impact on Korean Americans. A recent US-population-based analysis showed that among the age group generally considered for cancer screening (age>49), there is more than 10 times higher risk of gastric cancer in Korean Americans compared with the non-Hispanic White population. Despite these alarming statistics and decision model analyses showing that endoscopy for gastric cancer screening in these high-risk groups could be cost-effective, there is no guideline for gastric cancer screening in the US.
The primary goal of this forum is to galvanize community-physician partnerships for stomach cancer campaign movements to collectively explore innovative ways to help governments develop screening guidelines for stomach cancer in the US for high-risk populations.
We hope you will join us at the forum, and we look forward to working with you to further empower our community.
Chul S. Hyun, MD, PhD, MPH
Chair, Health Disparity
New York Health Forum
Location: Barrymore Film Center, 153 Main Street, Fort Lee NJ, 07624
Time: September 28, 2023 (Thursday), 4:00PM - 6:00PM ET
Parking: Garage and parking lots are available behind the building
Registration: This event is free to the public. In-Person Registration is also available.