14th Annual ACS CAN Research and Health Equity Forum (held virtually)

Friday, October 22, 2021 - 8:00am to 10:00am
Keynote Speaker is Nobel Prize Recipient Dr. William Kaelin

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The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is the nation's leading advocacy organization working every day to make issues facing cancer patients a national and state priority. 

Advancing Research, Innovation and Health Equity

1 in 2 men and 1 in 3 women in the United States will be diagnosed with cancer in their lifetime.


As canCancer patient 1cer prevention, early detection technology, targeted and immuno-therapies advance, we must also advance health equity so that all people have a fair and just opportunity to live longer, healthier lives free from cancer.

Join us for the 14th Annual ACS CAN Research & Health Equity Forum, held virtually on October 22nd, where we convene leaders from life sciences, health care, government, academia, and businesses to network and discuss how we can work together to accelerate research and innovation, and advance health equity across the country.



Confirmed speakers include: 

Nobel Prize recipient William Kaelin, MD, from Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, and Tango Therapeutics, will be the keynote speaker.

A panel of industry and health care leaders discussing how to innovate and collaborate to reduce cancer disparities and advance health equity.  Confirmed panelists include:

  • Melaina Boyce, EMD Serono

  • Reid Huber, Third Rock Ventures

  • Thea James, Boston Medical Center

  • Beverly Moy, Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center

Finally, the forum includes interactive virtual networking (remo platform) for attendees to meet colleagues, speakers, and hear from American Cancer Society funded researchers.

Ways to Support ACS CAN's Impact

We invite you to be part of a group of sustaining supporters enabling ACS CAN’s work to catalyze discovery, accelerate cures, and improve health equity. With your help, our advocacy will not stop. Join us and together we can save lives and lead the fight for a world without cancer.Cancer patient 2

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For more information about Event Sponsorship, Individual Leadership Gifts or Corporate Membership, please contact Shalini Vallabhan at 617-955-7572 or at [email protected]


To learn more about ACS CAN’s mission and impact to accelerate cures, improve access to care and save more lives from cancer, please contact Shalini Vallabhan, Managing Director, Government Relations at [email protected] or by phone 617-955-7572.

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