Thursday, February 4

1:00 – 2:00 pm ET

In partnership with the
American Cancer Society

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Public health triumphs have led to increases in life expectancy of as much as 30 years in many parts of the world. Yet, behavioral and environmental changes could cause cancer incidences to rise as much as 57 percent over the next two decades. Current research suggests that almost half of all cancer cases are preventable and that early detection has the greatest potential to save lives.

The Zhu Family Center for Global Cancer Prevention, in partnership with the American Cancer Society, is proud to present “Game Changer: Intercepting Cancer.” Please join us on February 4, World Cancer Day 2021, for a live event moderated by FOX Sports Senior Correspondent Pam Oliver and featuring four-time Olympian and breast cancer survivor Chaunté Lowe; basketball Hall of Famer and humanitarian Dikembe Mutombo; and cancer patient and coach of the Washington Football Team Ron Rivera. An hour filled with personal stories and the necessity of early detection screenings, access to quality treatment, and survivorship.

#CrucialCatch #WorldCancerDay

Opening Remarks

Lawrence S. Bacow
President of Harvard University

Michelle A. Williams
Dean of the Faculty, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health

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Chaunté Lowe
Four-Time Olympian

Dikembe Mutombo
CEO & President, The Dikembe Mutombo Foundation

Ron Rivera
Head Coach, NFL Washington Football Team

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Pam Oliver
FOX Sports Senior Correspondent

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Medical Experts

Katrina Armstrong, MD
Physician-in-Chief, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital

Meg O’Brien, PhD
Vice President, Global Cancer Treatment, American Cancer Society

Tim Rebbeck, PhD
Director, The Zhu Family Center for Global Cancer Prevention; Vincent L. Gregory Jr. Professor of Cancer Prevention, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Associate Director for Equity and Engagement, Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center

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Closing Remarks

Elizabeth Blackburn, PhD
Nobel Laureate; Professor Emerita, Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of California, San Francisco

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Thank you to our promotional partners

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The American Cancer Society and the National Football League (NFL) have awarded over $22 million in CHANGE grants nationwide. Recently, the New England Patriots awarded a CHANGE grant to two Boston health systems to safely increase cancer screenings during the COVID-19 pandemic. The grant funding was made possible through the Society’s partnership with the NFL and the League’s Crucial Catch campaign.

Learn more about the NFL Crucial Catch and the ACS Equity/CHANGE Program.