Juneteenth: Health Equity in Pancreatic Cancer Research - Lustgarten Foundation: Pancreatic Cancer Research

Juneteenth: Health Equity in Pancreatic Cancer Research


Juneteenth Webinar

Pancreatic cancer is a uniquely challenging disease, requiring bold and innovative science. We know these challenges are even greater for Black people and African Americans, who experience both higher incidence and death rates than other populations.

Avery D. Posey, PhD, knows the statistic well–both as an African American scientist and a patient family member. Dr. Posey is the inaugural recipient of the Lustgarten Foundation Career Development Grant honoring Congressman John R. Lewis. He will discuss the importance of diversity within the field of pancreatic cancer research and the need for more BIPOCx participants in clinical trials.

Made possible in part through the support of Bristol Myers Squibb, this Juneteenth webinar is part of the Lustgarten Foundation’s recognition of National Black Family Cancer Awareness Week June 17-23. Created by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration’s Oncology Center of Excellence, Black Family Cancer Week is designed to increase cancer awareness in one of the most vulnerable segments of the US population. #BlackFamCan

This webinar is made possible in part through the support of Bristol Myers Squibb.

Panelists include:

Avery PoseyAvery D. Posey, PhD, Assistant Professor of Pharmacology at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania.

David Tuveson, MD, PhD,
Lustgarten Foundation Dedicated Pancreatic Cancer Lab at CSHL

Moderated by Linda Tantawi, CEO, Lustgarten Foundation.

11am – Noon EST
Friday, June 18

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