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Yale Law School Hosts Interdisciplinary Conference on Cancer Policy, Politics, and Law


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Left to right: Norman Sharpless, MD, Director, National Cancer Institute; Otis Brawley, MD, Chief Medical Officer, American Cancer Society; and Roy Herbst, MD, PhD, Yale Cancer Center. All photos courtesy of Yale Cancer Center.

Drug Development and the Cost of Researching and Treating Cancer Panel: Back row, left to right: Peter Bach, MD, MAPP, Memorial Sloan Kettering; Levi Garraway, MD, PhD, Eli Lilly; Jeffrey Schwartz, MBA, Bain Capital Life Sciences; James Stansel, JD, PhRMA. Bottom row, left to right: Amy Kapczynski, JD, Yale Law School; Ellen Sigal, PhD, Friends of Cancer Research; Charles Fuchs, MD, MPH, Yale Cancer Center/Smilow Cancer Hospital; Gideon Blumenthal, MD, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Is the Federal Government a Productive Partner in Cancer Policy Panel? Back row, left to right: Richard Schilsky, MD, FASCO, American Society of Clinical Oncology; Peggy Hamburg, MD, Former Commissioner of the FDA (2009–2015); Robert Bazell, PhD, Yale University. Bottom row, left to right: Erik Fatemi, Cornerstone Government Affairs; Patricia LoRusso, DO, Yale Cancer Center; Nancy Goodman, JD, MPP, Kids v Cancer; Harold Varmus, MD, Weill Cornell Medical College.

Cancer, Health Justice, and Disparities Panel: Back row, left to right: Eugene Rusyn, JD, Yale Law School; Cary Gross, MD, Yale School of Medicine; Deborah Schrag, MD, MPH, Dana- Farber Cancer Institute; Blase Polite, MD, University of Chicago Medical Center. Bottom row, left to right: Lindsay Wiley, JD, MPH, American University Washington College of Law; Dayna Bowen Matthew, JD, University of Virginia School of Law; Otis Brawley, MD, American Cancer Society.

THE SOLOMON CENTER for Health Law and Policy at Yale Law School, in collaboration with Smilow Cancer Hospital and Yale Cancer Center, New Haven, hosted a major interdisciplinary conference addressing topics at the cutting edge of cancer policy. The 2-day program took place on February 8–9, 2018, and brought 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.

For more from the conference, visit http://bit.ly/2nDHxvW. ■

 


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