On April 10, 2019, 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.

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Event Details


  • 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