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Distinguished Speaker Series: A Texas-Sized Fight Against Cancer

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Texas Medical Association, Thompson Auditorium

401 West 15th Street

Austin, TX 78701

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Texas Medical Association and the Texas Public Health Coalition present a panel discussion with four Texans leading the fight against cancer

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Cancer touches nearly every Texas family and is a leading cause of death statewide. In 2007, Texas made a groundbreaking commitment to fight cancer through a multi-billion dollar investment in the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT). Fueled by CPRIT, Texas physicians and health professionals have contributed to globally recognized gains in cancer prevention, detection, and treatment.

Join us to learn how Texas physicians and CPRIT grantees are saving lives, and what it will take to achieve a cancer-free future in our state.

Panelists include:

  • Kathleen Schmeler, MD, Professor, Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Mamta K. Jain, MD, MPH, Professor, Internal Medicine, UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Lorraine R. Reitzel, PhD, Director, Taking Texas Tobacco Free, University of Houston
  • Carlton Allen, MS, CHW, CHES, Director, Colorectal Cancer Screening Program, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler

Moderated by John Carlo, MD, Chair, Texas Public Health Coalition

Welcome address from Wayne Roberts, CEO, CPRIT

Please register by Monday, Oct. 14.

Can't join us in person? Watch on Facebook Live at www.facebook.com/texmed

Lunch

Complimentary lunch will be served at 11:45 am so the event may begin promptly at noon. When registering, please let us know if you have any dietary restrictions in the box provided.

Parking

Visitor parking is available in the TMA parking garage. Garage entrance is located on San Antonio street. If garage fills, metered street parking can be found to the south and west of the building.

Other questions

Contact Anna Stelter at (512) 370-1362 or anna.stelter@texmed.org

The Distinguished Speaker Series is made possible through a grant from the TMA Foundation.

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Texas Medical Association, Thompson Auditorium

401 West 15th Street

Austin, TX 78701

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