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Science Symposium Marks the American Cancer Society's 100th Birthday


As the American Cancer Society celebrates 100 years of saving lives from cancer, it will host a special science symposium: Research and the Fight Against Cancer. The symposium will bring together a renowned panel of experts to explore past successes, the present state of affairs, and future challenges in cancer research.


Panelists will include:

  • Olufunmilayo I. Olapade, M.D., Walter L. Palmer Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine and Human Genetics at the University of Chicago. (Bio)
  • Graham C. Walker, PhD, an American Cancer Society professor and Howard Hughes professor from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. (Bio)
  • David F. Ransohoff, M.D., Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology at the University of North Carolina, and an expert in colon cancer screening. (Bio)
  • Vincent T. DeVita, M.D., Volunteer President for the American Cancer Society and the Amy and Joseph Perella professor of medicine at Yale Cancer Center. (Bio)
  • Otis W. Brawley, M.D., Chief Medical and Scientific Officer for the American Cancer Society and professor of hematology, oncology, medicine and epidemiology at Emory University. (Bio)
  • Elizabeth Cohen (Host), Senior Medical Correspondent for CNN's Health, Medical and Wellness unit and author of the Empowered Patient column. (Bio)


May 22, 2013, 4:00- 5:00 PM EDT.


Hilton Atlanta Downtown: 255 Courtland Street, NE (Grand Ballroom East), Atlanta, Georgia 30303

The program will be available via webcast. Link:  http://tinyurl.com/ACS100

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