Panel Detail

Friday, September 7, 2012
2:35 PM - 3:25 PM

Linking Prevention, Care and Cures


Renzo Canetta, Vice President, Oncology Global Clinical Research, Bristol-Myers Squibb
Ezekiel Emanuel, Diane and Robert Levy University Professor, University of Pennsylvania
Lynn Goldman, Dean, George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services
Steven Rosenberg, Chief, Surgery Branch, National Cancer Institute


Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, President and CEO, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
Over the past half century, medical research has helped eradicate polio and smallpox, nearly eliminated death from some cancers, and greatly reduced the burden of heart disease. Because of the nation's past investments in research, the next decade will produce even greater breakthroughs. But the economic burden of disease, especially chronic conditions, continues to grow. How we pay that bill is a major issue in the current political campaigns. Often forgotten is the fact that the best way to reduce healthcare costs is to prevent or delay disease in the first place. This panel will explore the links between prevention, including wellness programs, treatment, and the research that leads to improved outcomes or cures.

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