RECORDING POSTED: ACS NC Breast  Health Equity  Summit

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*updated on Oct. 22 with the agenda and recording

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The American Cancer Society (ACS) is hosting its first statewide North Carolina Breast Health Equity Summit — as part of its Making Strides Against Breast Cancer initiative — on October 16,  from  9 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. via Facebook Live. (link will be provided after registration)

There will be expert speakers and panelists from the coast to the mountains who will address health equity issues, ACS partner projects, and breast cancer research in North Carolina.  (Agenda and speaker list coming soon!)

"While overall breast cancer mortality rates in the United States are dropping, not all populations are seeing the same decline," said event organizers. "We need to make sure everyone in North Carolina can benefit from the advances in the prevention and treatment of Breast Cancer."   

There is no cost to attend using promo code msabc, but registration is required to attend.

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Agenda

The State of the State
Dr. Lola Fayanju, Duke Cancer Institute

An ACS Partner Panel

An update on the North Carolina Breast and Cervical Cancer Control Program
Dr. Shannon Dowler, Chief Medical Officer of North Carolina Medicaid at NC Department of Health and Human Services

Improving Racial Disparities in Cancer Treatment
Dr. Matthew Manning, Cone Health & Christina Yongue from the Greensboro Health Disparities Collaborative

Addressing the Coverage Gap
Dr. Jubilee Brown from Atrium Health

Breakout Sessions:

  • Mellisa Wheeler, Atrium Health Director of Disparities and Outreach
  • Dr. Katherine Reeder-Hayes, UNC Lineberger Cancer Center
  • Carla Strom, Wake Forest Baptist Health Office of Cancer Health Equity
  • Dr. Elizabeth Weinberg, Coastal Surgery Specialists