New York State Cancer Prevention Summit: Transforming the Cancer Agenda for the Next Generation

Wednesday, May 20, 2015, New York City, 7:30 AM – 4:45 PM

Nearly half of all cancer deaths are preventable. With that in mind, the New York State Cancer Prevention Summit will explore ways to save lives and reduce the overall burden of cancer. The Summit's renewed focus on cancer prevention aims to demonstrate concrete ways different sectors in cancer research, treatment, prevention and control can help achieve these goals.

The Summit will bring together national experts in medicine, public health, scientific research and public policy.

Preliminary Agenda:


  • Howard A. Zucker, MD, JD
    Acting Commissioner, New York State Department of Health
  • Margaret I. Cuomo, MD
    Author, A World Without Cancer: The Making of a New Cure and the Real Promise of Prevention

Key Note Address:

  • Graham A. Colditz, MD, DrPH
    Chief, Division of Public Health Sciences, Department of Surgery, Washington University in St. Louis

Planned Sessions:

Cancer Prevention Research: Making the Connection between Cancer and Key Risk Factors

  • Nutrition and Physical Activity
    Walter C. Willett, MD, DrPH
    Professor of Epidemiology and Nutrition and Chairman, Department of Nutrition, Harvard School of Public Health and Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School
  • Genetics/Genomics
    Alfred I. Neugut, MD, PhD
    Myron M. Studner Professor of Cancer Research and Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, Columbia University and Co-Director, Cancer Prevention Center, New York Presbyterian Hospital
  • Environmental Exposure
    Philip J. Landrigan, MD, MSc
    Dean for Global Health, Ethel H. Wise Professor, and Chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Key Note on Health Disparities

  • Thomas A. LaVeist, PhD
    William C. and Nancy F. Richardson Professor in Health Policy and Director of the Hopkins Center for Health Disparities Solutions, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Cancer Prevention in Action: Using Policy to Support Cancer Prevention

  • Tobacco Use Prevention
    Andrew Hyland, PhD
    Chair, Department of Health Behavior, Roswell Park Cancer Institute
  • HPV Vaccine
    Noel T. Brewer, PhD
    Associate Professor of Health Behavior, Gillings School of Global Public Health, University of North Carolina
  • Public Health Policy
    Sonia Angell, MD, MPH
    Deputy Commissioner, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

NYS Cancer Prevention Summit Sponsor:

  • Health Research Inc.

Additional Support:

  • American Cancer Society
  • New York State Cancer Consortium