Cancer and the Community

April 25, 2017
Tampa, FL

The war on cancer is at an inflection point. There is mounting evidence that society is on the cusp of a major breakthrough, as immunotherapy and other novel, data-driven treatments are showing immense promise and saving lives. Yet, even as lives have been extended and saved, many cancer survivors contend with the aftermath of radiation, chemotherapy and other aggressive side effects of treatments for the rest of their lives.

How can policymakers, caregivers and medical communities prepare to serve a growing population of cancer patients and survivors? At The Atlantic's Cancer and the Community, we explored these challenges and learn what can be done to address them from researchers, experts, stakeholders, survivors and patients living with cancer.

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  • Rafael Blanco
    Rafael Blanco Community Oncologist Florida Cancer Specialists and Research Institute
  • Robert Butler
    Robert Butler Retired Engineer and Adaptive Therapy Patient Moffitt Cancer Center
  • Steve Clemons
    Steve Clemons Washington Editor at Large The Atlantic
  • William Dalton
    William Dalton Founder and CEO M2Gen, Moffitt Cancer Center
  • Vicki Goodman*
    Vicki Goodman* Therapeutic Area Development Lead Bristol-Myers Squibb
  • Leonard Lichtenfeld
    Leonard Lichtenfeld Deputy Chief Medical Officer American Cancer Society
  • Madison Miller
    Madison Miller Patient Advocate and Founder Spark the Way
  • Craig Reynolds
    Craig Reynolds Oncologist, Florida Cancer Specialists and Research Institute Member, I-O ICON
  • Monica Stynchula
    Monica Stynchula AARP Florida Executive Council Member; Chief Executive Officer and Founder REUNIONCare


  • Tuesday, April 25
  • 9:00 a.m.WelcomeMargaret Low, President, AtlanticLIVE
  • 9:05 a.m.Cancer, Caregiving and CommunitiesRafael Blanco, Community Oncologist, Florida Cancer Specialists & Research Institute
    Leonard Lichtenfeld, Deputy Chief Medical Officer, American Cancer Society
    Monica Stynchula, AARP Florida Executive Council Member; CEO and Founder, REUNIONCare
    With Steve Clemons, Washington Editor at Large, The Atlantic
  • 9:50 a.m. Living with CancerRobert Butler, Retired Engineer and Adaptive Therapy Patient, Moffitt Cancer Center
    Madison Miller, Patient Advocate and Founder, Spark the Way
    With Steve Clemons, The Atlantic
  • 10:20 a.m.The Next FrontierWilliam Dalton, Founder and CEO, M2Gen, Moffitt Cancer Center
    With Steve Clemons, The Atlantic
  • 10:50 a.m.Closing ThoughtsMargaret Low, AtlanticLIVE


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