On April 10, ASCO convened some of the nation’s top physicians, advocates and rural health experts for a discussion on the challenges facing Americans living with cancer in rural areas and promising opportunities to improve outcomes.

State of Cancer Care in America: Closing the Rural Cancer Care Gap will provide an overview of the current landscape of rural cancer care, including the wide range of access issues facing patients in rural areas. The event will also feature concrete learnings and multidisciplinary solutions – ranging from new technologies to programs to improve clinical trials access to promising partnerships – to close access gaps and improve rural cancer care delivery.

The event is free, but advanced registration is required. Register Now

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Event Details

When: April 10, 2019
12:30 – 4:00 PM ET
Doors open at 12:30 for lunch and networking. Program starts at 1:00.

Where: National Press Club
Holeman Lounge, 13th Floor
529 14th St NW
Washington, DC 20045

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Monica M. Bertagnolli, MD, FACS, FASCO, President and Chair of the Board, American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Richard L. Schilsky, MD, FACP, FSCT, FASCO, Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, American Society of Clinical Oncology
  • Oliver Bogler, PhD, Chief Operating Officer, ECHO Institute™
  • Leslie Byatt, CPhT, CCRC, Clinical Research Manager, New Mexico Cancer Care Alliance, New Mexico Cancer Care Alliance
  • Robert T. Croyle, PhD, Director, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute
  • Hedvig Hricak, MD, PhD, Chair, Department of Radiology, Carroll and Milton Petrie Chair, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
  • Alan P. Lyss, MD, Missouri Baptist Medical Center, Heartland Cancer Research NCI Community Oncology Research Program
  • Alan Morgan, Chief Executive Officer, National Rural Health Association
  • Electra D. Paskett, PhD, Marion N. Rowley Professor of Cancer Research, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Comprehensive Cancer Center of the Ohio State University 
  • Lisa C. Richardson, MD, MPH, Director, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Division of Cancer Prevention and Control

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