Cancer Issues 2009

Date: September 13-16, 2009
Location: Washington, DC

Cancer is a leading cause of death worldwide, and it adds more than $200 billion dollars per year in medical costs to the United States.  In September, the National Press Foundation invited sixteen journalists to Washington, DC to take an in-depth look at cancer issues including the latest developments in cancer research as well as the controversies related to cancer screening and treatment.

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Resources

  • Cancer: The Basics (PowerPoint) [download]
    Steven Patierno, Ph.D. [read bio]
    Executive Director, GW Cancer Institute
  • New Treatment Options for Breast Cancer (Audio) [download]
    Claudine Isaacs, M.D. FRCPC [read bio]
    Director, Clinical Breast Cancer Program, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • End of life Issues in Cancer Care (Audio) [download]
    Carol Taylor, Ph.D, MSN, RN [read bio]
    Director, Center for Clinical Bioethics, Georgetown University Medical Center
  • Mother of leukemia survivor Jamey Sultan (Audio) [download]
    Karen Sultan
    mother of leukemia survivor Jamey Sultan
  • Causes of Cancer: Risk and Responsibility (Audio) [download]
    Peter G. Shields, M.D. [read bio]
    Professor of Medicine and Oncology, Deputy Director, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Causes of Cancer risk and Responsibility (PowerPoint) [download]
    Peter G. Shields, M.D. [read bio]
    Professor of Medicine and Oncology, Deputy Director, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Surviving Childhood Cancer (Audio) [download]
    Aziza Shad, M.D. [read bio]
    Amey Distinguished Professor of Neuro-Oncology and Childhood Cancer Director, Lombardi Cancer Center
  • Long-Term Follow-Up for Childhood Cancer Survivors (PowerPoint) [download]
    Aziza Shad, M.D. [read bio]
    Amey Distinguished Professor of Neuro-Oncology and Childhood Cancer Director, Lombardi Cancer Center
  • Developing Drugs to Treat Cancer and Clinical Trials: What Journalists Need to Know (Audio) [download]
    John Marshall, M.D. [read bio]
    Chief, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Georgetown University Hospital
  • Curing Cancer (PowerPoint) [download]
    John Marshall, M.D. [read bio]
    Chief, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Georgetown University Hospital
  • Cancer and Minorities (Audio) [download]
    Kevin Joseph Cullen, M.D. [read bio]
    Director and Professor of Medicine, University of Maryland
  • Cancer Disparities (PowerPoint) [download]
    Kevin Joseph Cullen, M.D. [read bio]
    Director and Professor of Medicine, University of Maryland
  • Cancer Screening: How Much is Too Much? (Audio) [download]
    Robert M. Kaplan, Ph.D [read bio]
    Distinguished Professor Chair, UCLA Department of Health Services
  • Screening for Cancer (PowerPoint) [download]
    Robert M. Kaplan, Ph.D [read bio]
    Distinguished Professor Chair, UCLA Department of Health Services
  • Cancer Advocacy – A Cautionary Tale (Audio) [download]
    Paul Goldberg [read bio]
    Editor, The Cancer Letter
  • Cancer Legislation (Audio) [download]
    Debbie Wasserman Schultz [read bio]
    United States Congresswoman, D-FL
  • Health Care Reform Panel (Audio) [download]
    Kevin Brady
    United States Congressman, R-TX
    Michael C. Burgess
    United States Congressman, R-TX
    Glenn “GT” Thompson
    United States Congressman, R-PA
    Tim Murphy
    United States Congressman, R-PA

Fellows

  • Dina Bair
    WGN TV
  • Wendy Wolfson
    Independent Journalist
  • Cheryl Platzman Weinstock
    Freelance Newspaper/Magazine Writer
  • Sarah Baker
    CNN
  • Charlotte Sutton
    St. Petersburg Times
  • Krysta Brown
    WFSU-TV/The Florida Channel
  • Diana Price
    Omni Health Media
  • Beth Baker
    Freelance Journalist
  • Jeffrey Cranson
    Grand Rapids Press
  • Lynne Eldridge M.D.
    The New York Times Co. About.com
  • Joy Robertson Fountain
    KOLR-TV
  • Liz Bonis
    WKRC-TV
  • Nick Mulcahy
    Medscape Medical News
  • Jenny Song
    Samuel Waxman Cancer Research Foundation
  • Ben Watson
    WMC TV News
  • Patricia Gras
    HoustonPBS

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