ACS CAN NY & NJ 2021 Policy Forum: Advancing Research, Innovation and Health Equity (Virtual)
Friday, November 19, 2021 - 10:00am to 11:30am
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Virtual Forum Focus | Advancing Research, Innovation and Health Equity
Cancer remains a critical public health problem and how new cures are discovered and delivered will continue to change. Getting new and affordable cancer therapies from the research lab to the patient will require collaborative solutions from researchers, business leaders, providers, and policymakers.
Research and Innovation.
Advancements in medical research have unleashed new and improved therapies that are revolutionizing cancer care.
Researchers from New York and New Jersey institutions are playing a key role in these advancements, but what does the future hold for federal investment in medical research?
Is the discovery pipeline growing to meet the demand of cancer rates?
What have we accomplished and what’s next for cancer research and treatment?
The pandemic has exposed health disparities that exist in communities across the country.
The cancer death rate is 20% higher for individuals from the poorest U.S. counties compared to affluent counties.
The 5-year relative survival rate is lower among Blacks than Whites for every stage of diagnosis in the four most common cancer sites.
What is health equity and what public policies need to be considered to close the gap for all cancer patients?
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 scientific discovery and accelerate cures. 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.
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Thank you to our 2021 sponsors.
AbbVie AstraZeneca Bristol Myers Squibb
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Genentech Northwell Health Gilead Sciences
Amgen Janssen Oncology Flatiron Health
Special Thanks To Our 2021 Host Committee Members
Jennifer Bland, Chief Executive Officer, NewYorkBio
Cardinale Smith, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology & Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine, Mount Sinai
Host Committee Members
Sandi Cassese, Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties, Chair, National Board of Directors, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN)
Karen Connor, New York State ACT LEAD, ACS CAN
Stephanie Darwak, Consultant, Cullari Communications Global
Ginger Lynch Landy, Principal, hodes & landy
John Manna, Member, National Board of Directors, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network
Neal Meropol, MD, Vice President, Head of Medical and Scientific Affairs, Flatiron Health
Jeff Molter, Director of Communications, Perlmutter Cancer Center, NYU Langone
Hansini Sharma, Practice Lead, Corporate Travel, Acquis Consulting Group
Dmitri Siegel, Director, State Government Affairs, Alliance Development, BMS
Francesca Tedesco, Vice President, Market Access, Applied Therapeutics
Barbara A. Wood, Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary, Sellas Life Sciences Group, Inc.
PAST FEATURED SPEAKERS INCLUDED
Hon. Hakeem Jeffries, United States House of Representatives
Dr. Howard A. Zucker, Commissioner, New York State Department of Health
Roma Torre, Journalist, NY 1
Dr. Abe Chachoua, Director, Lung Cancer Center, Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Langone
Lorraine Braithwaite-Harte, Health Chair, NAACP New York State Conference
Niesha Foster, Vice President, Product Access, Global Health & Patient Access, Pfizer
Hon. Rodneyse Bichotte, New York State Assembly
Vivian J. Bea, MD, MBS, Section Chief, Breast Surgical Oncology, New York-Presbyterian, Brooklyn Methodist Hospital
ADDITIONAL PAST SPEAKERS INCLUDED
Sandra Cassese, MSN, RN, CNS, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer for Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties and Chair of the Board for American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, Inc.
Cynthia Rogers, Cancer survivor and ACS CAN advocate
Diane Nathaniel, Cancer survivor and ACS CAN advocate
John J. Manna, Jr., Esq., Board Treasurer, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, Inc
Shalini Vallabhan, PHD, Managing Director, Government Relations, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, Inc