The emergence of the novel coronavirus has presented huge obstacles for people living with cancer and the health-care workers who care for them. Ned Sharpless, director of the National Cancer Institute, will discuss how COVID-19 is affecting cancer care and treatment across the country. We will also hear from Dempsey Center founder, actor Patrick Dempsey, about the unique challenges facing cancer non-profit organizations working to improve access to care and support for families during the pandemic. Cancer survivor and Maryland Governor Larry Hogan (R) joins us to discuss his new book, “Still Standing: Surviving Cancer, Riots, a Global Pandemic, and the Toxic Politics that Divide America,” which chronicles his battle fighting non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma while serving as the state’s chief executive.
In a segment presented by Pfizer, Andy Schmeltz, global president & general manager of Pfizer’s Oncology division will discuss the challenges, barriers and inequities within the current health-care system, and what we can do to fix it.
Join these conversations led by Washington Post senior writer Frances Stead Sellers at 11:00 a.m. E.T. on Thursday, July 16.