- June 16, 2022
The FDA Oncology Center of Excellence (OCE) presents “Conversations on Cancer: National Black Family Cancer Awareness Week, Engaging the Generations” public panel discussion. This marks the next phase of the OCE Project Community social media campaign #BlackFamCan initiated in accordance with Presidential Executive Order 13985, “Advancing Racial Equity and Support for Underserved Communities Through the Federal Government.” Cancer awareness to help increase equity in treatment development, reduce morbidity and mortality, and prevent unnecessary cancer burden on families in the most vulnerable people is the mission. More than 9.5 million Americans missed cancer screenings in the US as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The 2022 Conversations on Cancer: National Black Family Cancer Awareness Week public panel discussion is also in keeping with the Cancer Moonshot 2.0 which established goals to reduce cancer death rates by at least 50% over the next 25 years and improve the experience of living with and surviving cancer. OCE is engaging NCI-designated Cancer Centers, cancer advocacy groups, patients, social and community organizers, Historically Black Colleges and Universities, families and friends. OCE’s Project Community is keenly interested in including members of all US communities in this dialogue.
More information about the OCE Project Community, National Black Family Cancer Awareness Week campaign is available at: https://www.fda.gov/about-fda/oncology-center-excellence/national-black-family-cancer-awareness-week-blackfamcan.
Reverend Leroy Miles, MDiv, MA, CAM-1, Associate Pastor, Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church, Philadelphia, PA
Stephen Noble, MD, FACS, Cardiothoracic Surgeon | Healthcare Leader, Live Chair Health
Richard Pazdur, MD, Center Director, Oncology Center of Excellence, FDA
Edith Perez, MD, Chair, Health Equity Committee & Vice Chair, Scientific Advisory Committee, Stand Up To Cancer | Chief Medical Officer, Bolt Biotherapeutics | Professor of Medicine, Mayo Clinic
Calais Prince, PhD, Associate Director, Science and Health Policy, Office of Science Policy and Government Affairs, American Association for Cancer Research
Karriem Watson, D.H.Sc., M.S., M.P.H., Chief Engagement Officer, “All of Us” Research Program, National Institutes of Health
Rea Blakey, Associate Director for External Outreach and Engagement, Oncology Center of Excellence, FDA
A free-of-charge webcast of this public panel discussion will be provided. Registration for the webcast is required at the link above.
FDA plans to post archived webcast of this Conversations on Cancer program at: https://www.fda.gov/about-fda/oncology-center-excellence/conversations-cancer
For any inquiries regarding this program, please send an email to: OCE-Engagement@fda.hhs.gov.