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University of Minnesota, Department of Surgery Presents


2/28/19, 1:00 PM

About this event

This forum brings together clinicians, researchers, practitioners, and others to discuss the current state of the health of African American men and cancer disparities. 

Introductions: Doug Yee, MD, Masonic Cancer Center, UMN

Cancer Control in the 21st Century
Keynote Speaker: Otis Brawley, MD, Former Chief Medical and Scientific Officer, American Cancer Center
Panel discussion led by: Selwyn Vickers, MD, Dean of the Medical School, University of Alabama at Birmingham

Dr. Otis Brawley in his role as the chief medical and scientific officer of the American Cancer Society, was responsible for promoting cancer prevention, early detection, and high-quality treatment through cancer research and education. As an acknowledged global leader in the field of health disparities research, Dr. Brawley was a key leader in the American Cancer Society’s work to eliminate disparities in access to quality cancer care. He has also co-chaired the Surgeon General's Task Force on Cancer Health Disparities and filled a variety of capacities at the National Cancer Institute. 

A graduate of University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine, Brawley interned at University Hospital of Cleveland, Case-Western Reserve University and completed his residency at University Hospital of Cleveland. A world-renowned cancer expert and practicing oncologist, Brawley is the Michael Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Oncology and Public Health at Johns Hopkins University.

This year's conference is sponsored by the University of Minnesota Masonic Cancer Center and Medical School.   
Event Location
  • Graduate Hotel
  • 615 Washington Ave SE
  • Minneapolis MN
  • USA - United States