Future of Cancer Care: ACS CAN Policy Forum in New York City

Friday, November 20, 2020 (All day)
Hard Rock Cafe Times Square
1501 Broadway
New York, NY 10036

Future of Cancer Care Policy Forum in New York City

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is hosting its annual policy forum, The Future of Cancer Care, in New York City, on Friday, November 2020. This policy forum and networking event will bring together leaders in business, cancer research, innovation, policymakers, health care delivery, and payers to discuss how we will prevent, detect, and treat cancer in an era of increasing personalized medicine. 

Cancer remains a critical health problem and how we diagnose and treat cancer will continually evolve. Personalized medicine is revolutionizing cancer care and research is the birthplace of this innovation.  The future of cancer is a world with more cancer prevented, improved early-stage diagnosis, effective and affordable treatments with better outcomes for patients.

Past Speakers Have Included:

  • Vivian J. Bea, MD, MBS, Section Chief, Breast Surgical Oncology, New York-Presbyterian, Brooklyn Methodist Hospital

  • Neal Meropol, MD, Vice President, Research Oncology, Flatiron Health

  • Cardinale B. Smith, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Director of Quality for Cancer Services, Mount Sinai Health System

  • Dr. Christopher O’Donnell, PhD is Executive Director, Worldwide Research, Development & Medical and Principal, Pfizer Ventures. 

  • Diane Nathaniel, Stage III Colon Cancer Survivor

  • Jeffrey L. Molter, Director of Communications, NYU Perlmutter Cancer Center

Sponsorship Opportunities

ACS CAN is committed to ensuring that our progress to prevent cancer and save more lives continues by collaborating with key partners.  We invite you and your organization to join us in the fight against cancer by sponsoring this year’s event. 

To learn more about corporate and individual sponsorship opportunities click here.


Host Committee

  • Jennifer Bland, CEO, NewYorkBIO

  • Sandra Cassese, Vice President and Chief Operating Officer, Hospice of Orange & Sullivan Counties, & Chair-elect, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network board

  • Suri Kasirer, President, Kasirer

  • John Manna, Member, American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network board 

  • Neal Meropol, Vice President of Research Oncology, Flatiron Health

  • Jeff Molter, Director of Communications, NYU Langone Perlmutter Cancer Center

  • Brad Perkins, Co-founder and Chairman, Perkins Eastman

  • Robert Reid, Partner, Reid McNally & Savage

  • Ninfa Segarra, SVP of Government and Community Affairs, St. Barnabas Health System

  • Caitlin Tolman, Vice President, SVB

Past Sponsors Include:




AbbVie - AstraZeneca - Hard Rock Café

Hologic - Takeda Oncology


Bristol Myers Squibb - CBRE - Celgene - CVS Health

Genentech - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

NYU Langone Health - Perkins-Eastmam

Community Supporters

Janssen Oncology - Kasirer - Merck - Novartis

Reid McNally & Savage - Sanofi

Individual Sponsors

John Manna - Kris Kim - Peggy Silbert 

Sandra Cassese - Paul Hull - Daniel Webster


American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network

ACS CAN is the nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society and is the nation’s leading cancer advocacy organization working every day to make cancer priorities a state and national priority.  ACS CAN is committed to ensuring that our progress on critical policy issues is achieved in collaboration with key partners.  We invite you to join us in this critical dialogue and help us all save more lives from cancer. 

For more information contact Shalini Vallabhan

[email protected]



Contributions or membership payments to the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network, Inc. are not tax deductible.