A statement from Gary M. Reedy, CEO of the American Cancer Society and American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) follows on the death of Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg from complications from pancreatic cancer
Experts to Join ACS CAN Forum on Access to Cancer Clinical Trials in Kansas, Missouri
The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network will host We CAN Make an Impact on Wednesday, Aug. 21. The community forum will feature leaders in business, research and patient advocacy discussing the unique challenges of accessing cancer clinical trials in Kansas and Missouri.
Clinical trials are crucial to advancing lifesaving research from the lab to cancer clinics. However only one in four cancer patients has access to clinical trials where they are being treated, and 20% of clinical trials fail for lack of enrollees.
Members of the media are invited to attend and learn from experts about this issue.
WHO: Broderick Crawford, president of New Bethel Church Community Development Corporation
Sara Douglas, MSN, RN, OCN, primary care and community research network manager at the University of Kansas Cancer Center
Nikki Malomo, department manager of oncology research at Truman Medical Center
Dee Jo Miller, mother of a cancer patient who benefited from clinical trials
WHAT: We CAN Make an Impact: a forum on cancer clinical trials
WHEN: Wednesday, Aug. 21
6 – 8 p.m.
WHERE: Henderson Engineers
8345 Lenexa Dr., Ste. 300