AACR Virtual Patient Advocate Forum

October 1, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has sickened more than 22.8 million people globally and claimed the lives of more than 796,000 people around the world. It threatens to reverse decades of research progress in the fight against cancer and jeopardize the future care and treatment of patients with cancer. The AACR is working diligently to keep all members of the cancer community informed and safe from infection. Advocates from across the cancer community joined this free virtual forum to get the latest information on COVID-19 and cancer.


Anna D. Barker, Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine of USC, Los Angeles, California


Margaret Foti, American Association for Cancer Research, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Adam Hayden, AACR Scientist↔Survivor Program®, Indianapolis, Indiana

Steven K. Libutti, Rutgers Cancer Institute, Newark, New Jersey

Laura Esserman, University of California, San Francisco, San Francisco, California

Avrum “Avi” Spira, Johnson & Johnson, Boston, Massachusetts

David A. Tuveson, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Cancer Center, Cold Spring Harbor, New York

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