Juneteenth: The Importance of Diversity in Pancreatic Cancer Research

6/18/21, 2:00 PM
America/New York GMT -4 summer


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

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

Andrew Rakeman, PhD, VP Research, Lustgarten Foundation

Moderated by Linda Tantawi, CEO, Lustgarten Foundation

11am - Noon EST

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Linda Tantawi

Juneteenth: The Importance of Diversity in Pancreatic Cancer Research




Avery D. Posey, Andrew Rakeman