Utah Cancer Summit Examines Access to Care and Health Disparities

November 5, 2018

SALT LAKE CITY – Nov. 5, 2018 – Nearly 11,000 Utahns will be diagnosed with cancer this year. Cancer remains a critical health problem and almost everyone is at risk for developing cancer, but the burden of cancer is not equal. Many of the disparities in cancer result from lack of access to adequate health care, including prevention, screening and treatment.

The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) in Utah hosts its annual cancer summit on Wednesday, November 7 to discuss cancer disparities and ways to reduce them through public policy. The event is free and open to the public. RSVP at:

WHAT:          ACS CAN Utah Cancer Summit: Disparities, Access and Public Policy

WHEN:          Wednesday, November 7, 2018: 8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. Breakfast begins at 8:30 a.m., program starts at 9 a.m.

WHERE:       University of Utah Health Sciences Education Building, Room 1730; 26 South St. 2000 East.

KEYNOTE: David Wetter, Ph.D., the Jon and Karen Huntsman Presidential Professor, Director of the Center for Health Outcomes and Population Equit, University of Utah and Huntsman Cancer Institute. 


ACS CAN, the nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society, supports evidence-based policy and legislative solutions designed to eliminate cancer as a major health problem.  ACS CAN works to encourage elected officials and candidates to make cancer a top national priority. ACS CAN gives ordinary people extraordinary power to fight cancer with the training and tools they need to make their voices heard. For more information, visit







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