Washington, DC – Leaders from academia, advocacy, industry and the federal government will explore current research and policy initiatives related to cancer health disparities during a town hall meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 28th, at 3:00 pm ET, at Georgetown University Medical Center.
During the open forum, hosted by Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Friends of Cancer Research and Lombardi’s Capital Breast Care Center, special focus will be given to the disproportionate cancer incidence and death rates among minorities.
WHAT: Town Hall Meeting Explores Cancer Health Disparities Research and Policies; Lombardi Researchers Announce Major Minority Health Initiative
WHEN: Wednesday, Oct., 28; 3:00 to 5:00 pm ET
WHERE: Georgetown University Medical Center, Research Building Auditorium, 3970 Reservoir Road, NW (Parking available at Hospital Entrance # 1)
WHO: Lucile Adams-Campbell, PhD – Associate Director for Minority Health & Health Disparities, Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
Anna D. Barker, PhD – Deputy Director, National Cancer Institute
Barry Childs, MD – Associate Vice President, Oncology, Sanofi-Aventis
Lee J. Helman, MD – Head, Molecular Oncology Section, National Cancer Institute
Dora L. Hughes, MD – Counselor for Science & Public Health, US Health & Human Services
Marlene Malek, RN – President, Friends of Cancer Research
Tovoia Miner – Breast cancer survivor and patient of Lombardi’s Capital Breast Care Center
Ellen V. Sigal, PhD—Chair & Founder, Friends of Cancer Research
Louis M. Weiner, MD - Director, Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
Susan Dentzer – Moderator; Editor-in-chief, Health Affairs; Health analyst with the News Hour with Jim Lehrer