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Cancer Discovery Virtual Symposium: Reducing the Global Cancer Burden

September 26, 2023
2:30-4:30 p.m. ET

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Cancer Discovery Editors-in-Chief:
Lewis C. Cantley, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston, Massachusetts
Luis A. Diaz Jr., Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York

We are at a pivotal moment in the fight against cancer. National and international efforts are coalescing around calls to action aimed at dramatically decreasing death from cancer in the coming decades. To mark World Cancer Research Day, the AACR journal Cancer Discovery will convene leading thinkers who are working to reduce cancer deaths globally and in their respective regions. This event aims to explore the unique challenges in different regions to identify areas that need more coordinated attention and to promote greater awareness within the global cancer research community. A live panel will facilitate discussions on how international efforts to understand and combat cancer can potentially be integrated for maximum impact.


Efforts to Reduce Cancer Burden Globally at the US National Cancer Institute
Satish Gopal, NCI/NIH, Bethesda, Maryland

Cure4Cancer: International Movement in Accelerating Clinical Trials
Bob T. Li, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York

City Cancer Challenge: From Local Innovation to Global Impact
Isabel Mestres, City Cancer Challenge, Geneva, Switzerland

The National Cancer Grid: Eliminating Disparities in Cancer Care
C. S. Pramesh, Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai, India A European Initiative to Improve Our Understanding of Cancer
Eric Solary, Gustave Roussy, Villejuif, France

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