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Game Changer: Intercepting Cancer

February 4 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Michelle A. Williams, Dean of the Faculty at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, is pleased to present

#CrucialCatch #WorldCancerDay

Presented by the Zhu Family Center for Global Cancer Prevention at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in partnership with the American Cancer Society

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.

WELCOME

Lawrence S. Bacow, President of Harvard University

Michelle A. Williams, Dean of the Faculty, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Angelopoulos Professor in Public Health and International Development, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Kennedy School (@HarvardChanDean)

PANELISTS

Chaunté Lowe, Four-Time Olympian (@chauntelowe)

Dikembe Mutombo, CEO & President, The Dikembe Mutombo Foundation (@officialmutombo)

Ron Rivera, Head Coach, NFL Washington Football Team (@RiverboatRonHC)

MODERATOR

Pam Oliver, FOX Sports Senior Correspondent

MEDICAL EXPERTS

Katrina Armstrong, MD, Physician-in-Chief, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital (@katrinarmstrong)

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 (@Vi8tor)

CLOSING REMARKS

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

Send your questions to theforum@hsph.harvard.edu.

Details

Date:
February 4
Time:
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Calendar(s):
Public Events, School-wide Events, University-wide Events
Event type(s):
Lectures / Seminars / Forums, Virtual Events
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Virtual