Disparity in Cancer Care Focus of UPMC’s Biden Cancer Community Summit
WHAT: UPMC Hillman Cancer Center will join hundreds of other cancer centers in the country to host a Biden Cancer Community Summit in an effort to continue to improve the rate of progress in cancer care and research. The summit, titled “Bridging the Community to Cancer Care,” will bring together leading UPMC cancer researchers, oncologists and community members to develop solutions for cancer-related issues, with a focus on health disparities in cancer care.
WHY: The UPMC Hillman Cancer Center network includes more than 60 cancer centers throughout western Pennsylvania, Ohio, and internationally serving an ethnically and socioeconomically diverse population. The goal of the summit is to unite community members with UPMC Hillman Cancer Center clinicians and staff to identify ways to decrease disparities. Discussions will include participation in clinical trials and genetic testing; screening, prevention and symptom education; survivorship and building partnerships.
WHO: UPMC Hillman Cancer Center speakers:
- Robert Ferris, M.D., Ph.D., director
- Kurt Weiss, M.D., cancer survivor and orthopaedic surgical oncologist
- Edward Chu, M.D., deputy director
WHERE: Herberman Conference Center, UPMC Hillman Cancer Center Pavilion, 5230 Centre Ave., Pittsburgh, 15232.
WHEN: 1 to 5:00 p.m., Friday, Sept. 21
Note to Media: To cover this event, arrangements must be made in advance by contacting Cyndy Patton at 412-415-6085 or PattonC4@upmc.edu.