Game Changer: Intercepting Cancer

The 1pm livestream can be watched on the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health Youtube Channel or directly via the embedded video player below.

Public health triumphs have led to increases in life expectancy of as much as 30 years in many parts of the world. Yet, behavioral and environmental changes could cause cancer incidences to rise as much as 57 percent over the next two decades. Current research suggests that almost half of all cancer cases are preventable and that early detection has the greatest potential to save lives.

The Zhu Family Center for Global Cancer Prevention, in partnership with the American Cancer Society, is proud to present “Game Changer: Intercepting Cancer.” Please join us on February 4, World Cancer Day 2021, for a live event moderated by FOX Sports Senior Correspondent Pam Oliver and featuring four-time Olympian and breast cancer survivor Chaunté Lowe; basketball Hall of Famer and humanitarian Dikembe Mutombo; and cancer patient and coach of the Washington Football Team Ron Rivera. An hour filled with personal stories and the necessity of early detection screenings, access to quality treatment, and survivorship.

Lawrence S. Bacow, President of Harvard University 

Michelle A. Williams, Dean of the Faculty, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health; Angelopoulos Professor in Public Health and International Development, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Harvard Kennedy School

Chaunté Lowe, Four-Time Olympian

Dikembe Mutombo, CEO & President, The Dikembe Mutombo Foundation

Ron Rivera, Head Coach, NFL Washington Football Team

Pam Oliver, FOX Sports Senior Correspondent

Katrina Armstrong, MD, Physician-in-Chief, Department of Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital


Meg O’Brien, PhD, Vice President, Global Cancer Treatment, American Cancer Society

Tim Rebbeck, PhD, Director, The Zhu Family Center for Global Cancer Prevention; Vincent L. Gregory Jr. Professor of Cancer Prevention, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; Associate Director for Equity and Engagement, Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center

Elizabeth Blackburn, PhD, Nobel Laureate; Professor Emerita, Biochemistry and Biophysics, University of California, San Francisco

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