The Future Of Cancer Research: A Public Hearing In Boston

Calling all researchers, public health advocates and cancer experts: The President's Cancer Panel, a federal committee that appraises national cancer programs, is holding an all-day public meeting on Wednesday, September 22 from 8am-5pm at the Hyatt Regency in Boston to discuss the future of cancer research and how to accelerate scientific innovation.

Topic for exploration include:

--How has the cancer research and advocacy landscape changed since 1971?

--What is the vision of the course of cancer research in the next 15 years and what new models of research, collaboration, communication, and funding are needed to achieve this vision of future cancer research?

-- How can we harness the incredible results of the technological revolution to speed us towards a new horizon of cancer research?

--What new medical, ethical and legal issues will be encountered as we progress into a new era of science?

Several local and national cancer experts will be moderating the discussion, among them: Edward J. Benz, Jr., M.D., President, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Judy E.Garber, M.D., M.P.H., President-Elect, American Association for Cancer Research; John Auerbach, M.B.A., President-Elect, Association of State and Territorial Health Officials; Otis W. Brawley, M.D., Chief Medical Officer, American Cancer Society.

This program aired on September 21, 2010. The audio for this program is not available.

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Rachel Zimmerman previously reported on health and the intersection of health and business for WBUR. She is working on a memoir about rebuilding her family after her husband’s suicide. 



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