Committed to Cancer Care: Memorial Sloan Kettering to Participate in 4th Annual Black Health Matters Summit

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Carol L. Brown, MD, Director of MSK's Office of Diversity Programs in Clinical Care, Research, and Training.

Carol L. Brown, MD, Director of MSK’s Office of Diversity Programs in Clinical Care, Research, and Training.

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) is proud to return as a participant in the 4th Annual Black Health Matters Virtual Summit on Saturday, July 18, from 8:30 am to 6:00 pm. COVID-19 has created new and unprecedented challenges for patients. This year’s virtual event will take a closer look into proactive health in the age of COVID-19. MSK’s Carol Brown, MD, Director of MSK’s Office of Diversity Programs in Clinical Care, Research and Training; Paul Paik, MD, Clinical Director of MSK’s Thoracic Oncology Service and MSK Ralph Lauren Center’s Medical Director Lewis Kampel, MD, will be featured speakers and panelists at the all-day event.

Black Health Matters is a non-profit advocacy group. Since its launch in 2012, Black Health Matters has worked to educate and uplift the African American community with health and wellness information that empowers. The Black Health Matters Virtual Summit was created for African American families committed to living their healthiest lives by educating themselves. This is the second year MSK is participating in this event.

This free all-day virtual summit will provide attendees an opportunity to hear from and interact with leading physicians, scientists, and advocates for equity in all areas of health – including former First Lady, Michelle Obama. Attendees may also visit the MSK Virtual Exhibition booth staffed by MSK experts ready to answer questions and provide resources for screenings and educational materials.

Dr. Brown will speak about the importance of clinical trials; and Drs. Paik and Kampel will take a deeper look into precision medicine in prostate and lung cancer. As the height of the COVID-19 outbreak in New York City and the Tri-State area begins to subside, oncologists at MSK are urging patients to schedule cancer screenings and treatments now. Early diagnosis and screening are essential care, and people should not put their health on hold.

To register for this free event, please visit: https://blackhealthmatterssummit.vfairs.com/.