MD Anderson Moon Shots Program: Fighting Cancer with Data
Hear about MD Anderson Moon Shots Program!
When: Tuesday, March 21, 2017 2:00 pm ET
Inspired by America’s drive 54 years ago, to put a man on the moon, MD Anderson (@) has an ambitious and comprehensive action plan to make a giant leap for patients with Cancer. Dr. Joxel Garcia will share insights and perspectives on the use of data for cancer research and care.
Dr. Garcia is executive director of the cancer prevention and control platform at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and a member of the leadership team for the institution’s bold Moon Shots Program, which aims to speed the translation of scientific discoveries into clinical and population-oriented advances that significantly reduce cancer deaths.
Under Dr. Garcia’s leadership, the cancer prevention and control platform implements and disseminates evidence-based, community-focused programs to advance cancer prevention, screening, early detection and survivorship. The platform provides policy, education and services to achieve a measurable and sustainable reduction in the cancer burden, especially in the underserved population for whom cancer and cancer risk factors predominate. This effort is taking what is known about diet, exercise, sun protection, tobacco avoidance, human papillomavirus (HPV) and cancer screenings beyond the walls of MD Anderson to reach people throughout Texas, the nation and the world.
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