6th Annual Cancer Disparities Research Symposium, April 6, 2018
Featured Keynote speaker Mack Roach III, MD, FACR, FASTRO, Professor Radiation Oncology and Urology Director, Particle Therapy
Research Program & Outreach Department of Radiation Oncology UCSF Helen
Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center
This event included an expert panel and breakout sessions about prostate
cancer diagnosis, treatment, and policy.
Read more in Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center's article, "Collaborating to Change the Status Quo in Prostate Cancer."
April 2017: 5th Annual Cancer Disparities Research Symposium
Featured Keynote speaker Marjorie Kagawa-Singer, PhD, MA, MN, RN, FAAN, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
This event included a panel discussion with perspectives from a nurse, a social worker, a physician, a patient navigator, and a patient.
As keynote speaker at the fourth annual Cancer Disparities Research Symposium, held at Dana-Farber on April 5, 2016, Electra Paskett, PhD, MSPH, director of the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control at The Ohio State University, gave a powerful example
of the value of
patient navigators. Under the Delaware Cancer Consortium, she explained, that state offered 5,000 free
colorectal screenings and colonoscopies from 2002-2011 to underserved individuals at risk for the disease – mostly African-Americans. All those diagnosed with
colorectal cancer were then given free access to patient navigators during their treatment.