Thursday, November 30, 2023, 8-10:00 AM,
Smilow Cancer Hospital, New Haven, CT
Register today at: www.FightCancer.org/CTForum
Despite coverage being available, lung cancer screenings are not widely employed for several reasons—with only about a 6% utilization rate in CT. Join us as we explore the challenges we continue to face, ensuring lung cancer screening becomes a public health priority and providing the public with safe opportunities to prevent cancer or detect it early to improve patient outcomes.
The following Speakers are confirmed for the Forum:
- Roy Herbst, MD, PhD- Deputy Director, Yale Cancer Center; Chief of Medical Oncology, Yale Cancer Center and Smilow Cancer Hospital
- Lynn Tanoue, MD, MBA – Director of the Lung Cancer Screening and Nodule Program at Smilow Cancer Hospital
- Brian B. Whang, FACS– Medical Director, Lung Screening Program, Hartford HealthCare
- James WhiteExecutive Director, US Medical Oncology, Lung, Emerging Tumors, & Abraxane, Bristol Myers Squibb
- Lucinda Hogarty– Executive Director, Connecticut Cancer Partnership
- Marianne Davies – NP, DNP, MSN, BSN, Lecturer, Yale Cancer Center
Participants will include diverse stakeholders in our communities – patient advocates, payors, health systems, business leaders, providers, patients, and lawmakers.
ACS CAN will use this event to help illustrate and answer the following questions:
- How significant is the stigma surrounding lung cancer and what is being done to overcome it? What isn’t?
- How are new programs regarding access to lung cancer detection and referrals being implemented? What challenges remain?
- What still needs to be done to improve patient access to screenings to improve cancer mortality in Connecticut?
- What further steps need to be taken regarding education and outreach to communities of color and other populations disproportionately impacted by lung cancer?
Please note: Registration is required. To register for this event, please go to www.FightCancer.org/CTForum