1:30 pm

Panel Discussion 3: Delivery of Cancer Care

Moderator: Betty Ferrell, City of Hope

Panelists will focus on important policy issues in the delivery of cancer care, with consideration of perspectives from patients and families, the cancer workforce, and payors, with the goal of improving care. Topics may include the following:


  • Disparities and access issues in cancer care

  • The impact of demographics on cancer care

  • Patient and family caregiving issues

  • Palliative care

  • Cancer survivorship

  • Cancer workforce issues

  • Models of care delivery

  • Economic issues in care delivery


Kirsten Anderson, Aetna

Lloyd Everson, US Oncology

Allen Lichter, American Society of Clinical Oncology

Mary McCabe, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Diane Meier, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Steve Miller, National Patient Advocate Foundation

3:25 pm


3:35 pm

Panel Discussion 4: Cancer Control and Public Health Needs

Moderator: Peter Bach, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Panelists will address policy issues in the prioritization of public health research needs in cancer and population-based cancer control activities, both internationally and in the United States. Topics could include the following:


  • Global initiatives in cancer

  • Tobacco control

  • The obesity epidemic and its impact on cancer

  • Cancer communication and public education

  • Surveillance system needs and opportunities in cancer

  • Economic issues

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