Feb. 8 and 9, the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy at Yale Law School -- in collaboration with Smilow Cancer Hospital and Yale Cancer Center -- is hosting a major interdisciplinary conference addressing topics at the cutting edge of cancer policy.
On Friday, from 10:30 a.m. to noon, Otis Brawley, MD, our chief medical officer, will be on a panel discussing “Cancer, Health Justice, and Disparities” - and you can watch!
Read the full agenda.
Titled “The Policy, Politics and Law of Cancer,” the conference is bringing together leading figures in the worlds of cancer care, research, regulation, and policymaking to assess the current state of cancer policy and discuss ways in which law can influence its development. Delivering the keynote today at 5:30 p.m. is Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer," and an assistant professor of medicine at Columbia University Medical Center.
Speakers will examine the role Washington, D.C. plays in cancer research and treatment—through politics, legislation, and lobbying as well as by incentivizing and protecting research—and the ways cancer policy is shaped outside the federal government, including through private entities such as cancer centers and insurance companies, and through state governments. The conference will address special challenges in drug development and pricing as well as how cutting-edge advances in cancer treatment—including precision medicine, immunotherapy, and improvements in the genetic profiling of tumors—interface with existing and proposed government regulations. Speakers will also consider how disparities and inequalities impact cancer research, regulation, and treatment.
Click the links below to watch panels and keynotes from the Conference as they happen. The videos will also be archived and available to view once the conference is over.
- “The Business of Cancer” - Friday, Feb 9, 8:45 - 10:15 a.m. ET
- “Cancer, Health Justice, and Disparities” - Friday, Feb 9, 10:30 a.m. - noon ET
- "Drug Development and the Cost of Researching and Treating Cancer" - Friday, Feb 9, 1:45 - 3:15 p.m. ET
- "Legal and Policy Issues Associated with Cutting-Edge Cancer Treatments" - Friday, Feb 9, 3:30 - 5 p.m. ET