2020 Hawaii-Guam Access to Clinical Trials Virtual Event
Pre-registration for the event is now closed. You can still join us and register on October 13 before the start of the virtual event at http://acscan.windrosemedia.com/.
Join us for ACS CAN Hawaii-Guam Virtual Forum: Advancing Cancer Treatment and Care Through Clinical Trials. During this virtual event, we will explore access, affordability and community driven solutions for cancer care and lessons we have learned.
Nearly 7,398 will be diagnosed with cancer and 2,608 people will die from the disease in Hawaii and Guam every year. Clinical trials are an integral part of cancer research and treatment. For many cancer patients, enrolling in a clinical trial provides a chance to receive cutting edge cancer treatments and innovations along with curative treatments. Enrollees receive the same or higher standard of care. Despite these promising treatments, many eligible cancer patients do not enroll in clinical trials. Cancer advocates need to change this dynamic to advance cures and treatments for cancer patients.
Discussions will include the following topics as we explore how to encourage cancer patients to enroll in clinical trials. Research – Advancements in medical research have unleashed new and improved therapies that are revolutionizing cancer care. Access – Related to the importance of accessing timely and safe cancer treatment during COVID-19. Clinical Trials Policies – learn more about the current policies affecting clinical trials.
The forum will convene patients, advocates, policy makers, health care partners, and volunteers to provide education on the ability of clinical trials to provide cutting-edge cancer treatments to patients in Hawaii and Guam.
Guest speakers include:
Randall F. Holcombe, MD, MBA - Director, University of Hawai'i Cancer Center
Samir Ambrale, MD, MPH - FHP Medical Center
Michele Sharr, Director of Global Drug Development, Bristol Myers Squibb
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