2021 ACS CAN 8th Annual Rhode Island Research Breakfast

Friday, November 12, 2021 - 7:30am to 9:30am
Providence Marriott
1 Orms St.
Providence, RI 02904

Please join us for the 8th Annual Rhode Island Research Breakfast!

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) will host its 8th annual Rhode Island Research Breakfast on Friday, November 12th from 7:30am – 9:30am (Breakfast/Registration: 7:30am | Program 8:00 am – 9:30am) at the Providence Marriott (1 Orms St). Like year’s past, the breakfast will bring together key leaders and decision makers in government, research and academia to discuss the cancer research and innovation happening in Rhode Island.

Our 8th annual event will highlight:

Discovery.  Researchers from Rhode Island institutions are playing a key role in cancer research advancements, but what does the future hold for federal investment in medical research? Will current funding support the flourishing discovery pipeline?

Innovation. Rhode Island is home to a growing biomedical and life science industry sector. Advancements in medical research have unleashed new and improved therapies that are revolutionizing cancer care.

Translating Action Into Influence. Eliminating cancer relies as much on public policy as it does on medical research. Cancer fighting public policies such as sustained investments in medical research, stronger efforts to reduce tobacco use and improved access to care help ensure our innovation ecosystem stays strong and patients and families receive the care they need.  

This year's speakers include:

 Vic Vetters, General Manager, NBC10/WJAR

 Bernard Jackvony, JD, RI Research Breakfast Committee Chair, ACS CAN National Board Member 
Wafik S. El-Deiry, MD, PhD, FACP
,  Associate Dean for Oncologic Sciences at the Warren Alpert Medical School, Director of the Cancer Center at Brown University, Director of the Joint Program in Cancer Biology at Brown University and affiliated hospitals

Stephanie Graff, MD, FACP, Director of Breast Oncology at Lifespan Cancer Institute

Panel Moderator
Rishi Lulla, MD, MS, Division Director, Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Hasbro Children’s Hospital

Sheldon Holder, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Medical Oncologist, Physician Scientist

A Survivor/Caregiver Perspective


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 2021 Sponsors!

cancer center at Brown U

Pannone Lopes Devereaux & O'Gara LLC




pfizer 2021

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island

CharterCARE Health Partners




Janssen Oncology


Stowe & Degon LLC

The Seyboth Team Century 21


N&D Transportation


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