Meetings

  • Public Webinar Release: Guiding Cancer Control: A Path to Transformation Date: June 27, 2019 (1:00 PM Eastern)

    Please join us to learn about a new report by the National Academies' ad hoc Committee on a National Strategy for Cancer Control in the United States. The webinar will include an overview of the report and discussion of the report’s findings, conclusions, recommendations, and key messages.
  • Health Literacy and Communication Strategies in Oncology: A Workshop Date: July 15, 2019 - July 16, 2019 (8:00 AM Eastern)

    Health literacy is the degree to which individuals can access, comprehend, and use information to make health care decisions. However, estimates suggest that more than one-third of the U.S. adult population has low health literacy. Inadequate health literacy can make it difficult for individuals to engage in healthy behaviors and navigate the health care system across the cancer care continuum. To consider opportunities to improve communication in cancer prevention and care, as well as to better support individuals with low health literacy, the Forum is collaborating with the Roundtable on Health Literacy to host a workshop on this topic.
  • Applying Big Data to Address the Social Determinants of Health in Oncology: A Workshop Date: October 28, 2019 - October 29, 2019 (8:00 AM Eastern)

    The collection and analysis of big data is expected to transform the field of cancer research and improve cancer care. Innovations in analytic methods, coupled with large-scale efforts to collect big data, are advancing progress in precision medicine initiatives and facilitating research on factors that influence cancer incidence and outcomes.