2020 ACS CAN Virtual Rhode Island Research Breakfast

Friday, November 13, 2020 - 12:00pm to 1:30pm
We've gone virtual!
You will receive the link via e-mail the day prior to the event.

Please join us for the 7th Annual Rhode Island Research Breakfast!

We've gone virtual!

This year's event will discuss the ground breaking strides seen in cancer treatment and care in Rhode Island, featuring a panel of experts that will highlight the impacts of innovation in the health care sector. The panel will also discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on cancer patients and the research community.

Speakers from last year's event included:

Lisa Lacasse, President, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network

Bethany Engstrom, Legislative Ambassador, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network

Wafik El-Deiry, MD, PhD, FACP, the Associate Dean for Oncologic Sciences at the Warren Alpert Medical School and the Director of the Joint Program in Cancer BIology at Brown University and affiliated hospitals.

Deyu Li, PhD, an Assistant Professor and Paramaz Avedisian Endowed Chair in Medicinal Organic Chemistry at the University of Rhode Island College of Pharmacy.

Abdul Saied Calvino, MD, a surgical oncologist at the Roger Williams Cancer Center

Michelle Rose Dawson, PhD an Assistant Professor of Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology and Biotechnology at Brown University.



The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is the nations' leading advocacy organization working every day to make issues facing cancer patients a national and state priority. Whether it is increasing cancer research and prevention funding or improving access to health coverage, ACS CAN protect the needs of patients and families, working to ensure that our innovation ecosystem remains strong and everyone has the access to care they need to prevent, detect and fight cancer.

Corporate and Individual Sponsorship Opportunities

Corporate and Individual Sponsorships are available to support the annual ACS CAN Rhode Island Research Breakfast and the important work that ACS CAN does every day.

To learn more about Corporate Event Sponsorship Opportunities click here. To become a corporate sponsor, click the button  "BECOME A CORPORATE SPONSOR" at the top of the page or click here.

Individual Sponsorships are also available. To learn more about Individual Sponsorship Opportunities click here. To become an Individual Sponsor or purchase a ticket please click here

Thank you to our 2020 Sponsors!


Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O'Gara LLC







Neighborhood Health Plan of RI

Landmark Medical Center


Janssen Oncology







For more information on becoming a sponsor, please contact Cori Chandler at [email protected].