Close the Gap
- Register now for our Close The Gap online video conference which will take place at 1 p.m. on June 23.
- Close the Gap is part of SurvivorNet’s ongoing initiative to raise awareness about the serious racial disparities that exist when it comes to cancer care.
- Black Americans unfortunately have the highest cancer death rates and shortest survival times of any racial or ethnic group in this country.
- Social and economic disparities, as well as a lack of access to health care, are contributing to these negative outcomes.
- Nearly half of these cancers could be prevented with interventions such as weight loss, smoking cessation, and better nutrition.
- SurvivorNet’s virtual event will bring together survivors, leading doctors, hospital leaders, community organizations, industry executives and performers.
In an effort to be part of the solution, we at SurvivorNet are holding our annual Close the Gap online video conference. In collaboration with Perlmutter Cancer Center at NYU Langone Health, we’ve created Close the Gap to advocate for equality, diversity and inclusion in cancer prevention, screening and care.Read More
Our panelists include:
- Taboo – Rapper, Black Eyed Peas; Testicular Cancer Survivor
- Ananda Lewis – Television Host, Mom, Carpenter, Health Advocate and Breast Cancer Warrior
- Dr. Kathie-Ann Joseph – Vice Chair for Diversity and Health Equity for the Department of Surgery and Transplant Institute at NYU Langone Health
- Dr. Elaine Shum – Medical Oncologist, NYU Langone’s Perlmutter Cancer Center
- Desirée Chachula – Enterprise Equity and Inclusion Manager at Moffitt Cancer Center
- Dr. Tania Small – Vice President, Global Medical Oncology Franchise Head, Head of R&D Inclusion Diversity Council at GSK
- Ysabel Duron – Founder and President/Executive Director, Latino Cancer Institute
- Marecya Burton – Ovarian Cancer Survivor and Advocate
- Alex Echols – Lymphoma Survivor and Advocate
- Daniel Garza – Anal Cancer Survivor and Advocate
- Robyn Hobson – Neuroendocrine Cancer Survivor and Advocate
- Lilia Law – Multiple Myeloma Survivor and Kidney Transplant Recipient
- Elizabeth Oulang – Breast Cancer Survivor and Advocate
- Dr. Laurie Margolies – Director of Breast Imaging, Mount Sinai Medical Center
- Fedoria Rugless – Program Director, Memphis Breast Cancer Consortium
- Suzette Simon – Performer, Breast Cancer Advocate
- Richard Fahrer – Oncology Marketing Director, Patient Solutions, Pfizer
- Karima Sharif – Head of Inclusive Investments and Partnerships; Lead HCP & DTC, Publicis Health Media
- Dr. Karen Winkfield – Executive Director, Meharry-Vanderbilt Alliance
With special performances by:
- AdELA – Singer, Songwriter, Rapper
- Quincy Jones – Comedian
We invite you to be informed and inspired. Register here and join us on June 23 for Close the Gap 2022!