15th Annual ACS CAN Research and Health Equity Breakfast

Friday, October 14, 2022 - 7:30am to 9:30am
Boston Marriott Cambridge
50 Broadway
Cambridge, MA

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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 15th Annual ACS CAN Research & Health Equity Breakfast on October 14th from 7:30-9:30am at the Boston Marriott Cambridge in Kendall Square, 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.

If you are unable to attend the event in person, you can register to receive the virtual livestream link at: https://www.fightcancer.org/newenglandvirtual

Confirmed speakers: 

keynote speaker photo Keynote

 Dr. Lola Fashoyin-Aje, Deputy Division Director & Associate Director, Science & Policy to Address Disparities,   Oncology Center of Excellence, Food and Drug Administration.



program honoree photo Honoree

 Robert Tepper, Co-Founder and Partner, Third Rock Ventures





Leadership Panel on Health Equity:

  • Dr. Karen Freund, Tufts Medical Center
  • Dr. Sandhya Rao, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Bob Coughlin, JLL (moderator)

Finally, the forum includes networking 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.


Thank You To Our Sponsors

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2022 ACS CAN Volunteer Council

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