Cancer and the Community

September 20, 2017
Las Vegas, NV

While the cost of health care is a major policy question, access to health care is a serious issue for many Americans, especially those in rural states. It is a crisis in Nevada, which faces an acute shortage of doctors. The Silver State has one of the lowest numbers of doctors per capita in the nation as most medical school graduates leave the state to practice, forcing many patients to seek treatment out of state.

As the state looks to revive its systems for care, what is the role of community oncologists and doctors? How can the state address the shortage of doctors and specialists? And how can cities like Las Vegas provide access to the kinds of breakthrough treatments and research that many patients desperately need? At The Atlantic's second Cancer and the Community forum, we'll explore these challenges and learn what can be done to address them from researchers, experts, stakeholders, survivors and patients living with cancer.

8:30 — 11:00 am PT

Cabaret Jazz at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts
361 Symphony Park Avenue
Las Vegas, NV 89106

For more information, please contact Zoe Gibson at

Presented by

Atlantic Live


  • Lysa Buonanno
    Lysa Buonanno Lung cancer survivor and advocate
  • Steve Clemons
    Steve Clemons Washington Editor at Large The Atlantic
  • Sung Poblete
    Sung Poblete Stand Up To Cancer President and Chief Executive Officer
  • Richard Wender
    Richard Wender Chief Cancer Control Officer American Cancer Society
  • Matthew Zachary
    Matthew Zachary Founder and Chief Executive Officer Stupid Cancer


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