Pittsburgh Forum on ‘The Future of Cancer Care’ Hosted by Nation’s Leading Cancer Advocacy

October 22, 2019

PITTSBURGH, Pa. —Pennsylvania’s American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) annual policy forum will bring together state-based leaders and decision makers in health care to discuss the future of cancer care and survivorship education.

WHAT: ACS CAN Pittsburgh Forum: ‘Survivorship and the Future of Cancer Care’

Panel topics will include: the transition from active to post treatment, survivorship education, evaluation the survivorship program success, the physician’s role in the transition out of active treatment, and the importance of a multi-disciplinary team. 

The forum is closely tied to ACS CAN’s federal initiative on access to quality of life care and support of the Palliative Care and Hospice Education and Training Act (PCHETA)—legislation which would facilitate access to quality of life care and coordinated care management for cancer patients and survivors.

WHO: Panelists will include: 

  • Dr. Veronica Eisen, radiation oncologist, AHN Cancer Institute, clinical director, AHN Cancer Institute – Butler (Butler, Pa.)
  • Sarah Humphrey, BSN, RN, supervisor, oncology navigation, AHN Cancer Institute – Saint Vincent Hospital (Erie, Pa.)
  • Dr. Alexander Kirichenko, radiation oncologist, AHN Cancer Institute, system director, Gastrointestinal and Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy Programs (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
  • Colleen Dwyer Diehl, LCSW, clinical director, Our Clubhouse (Pittsburgh, Pa.)

WHEN: Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019, 7:30-10 a.m.

WHERE: Carnegie Science Center, 1 Allegheny Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15233

HOW: To attend, please contact Vanessa Hill at [email protected] or 919-334-7201. 


The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) is making cancer a top priority for public officials and candidates at the federal, state and local levels. ACS CAN empowers advocates across the country to make their voices heard and influence evidence-based public policy change as well as legislative and regulatory solutions that will reduce the cancer burden. As the American Cancer Society’s nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate, ACS CAN is critical to the fight for a world without cancer. For more information, visit www.fightcancer.org.