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    How to Cure Cancer

    Discover how leading scientists and researchers are turning Joe Biden's "Cancer Moonshot" into action.

    Thursday, Oct 20, 2016 5:30 - 6:45 PM @ Morningstar
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    Finding a Cure to Cancer
    John Glaspy
    Professor of Medicine, UCLA
    Funmi Olopade
    Walter L. Palmer Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine and Human Genetics, University of Chicago
    Robert Grossman
    Professor of Medicine & Director of Center for Data Intensive Science, University of Chicago
    Steve Davidsen
    Vice President, Oncology Discovery, AbbVie Biopharmaceuticals
    Monica Eng
    Food and Health & Curious City Reporter, WBEZ
    CONVERSATION - Conversations are panel discussions that provide an in-depth, up-to-the-minute look at a single topic. Featuring three to four thought leaders and an expert moderator, Conversations consist of a 60-minute discussion, followed by 15 minutes of audience q-and-a.

    More than 40 years ago, the United States declared war on cancer. Decades later, we still do not have a cure. More than 4 million people die prematurely from cancer every year, and that figure is projected to increase over the next decade. This year, Vice President Joe Biden launched a “Cancer Moonshot” initiative that aims to complete ten years of cancer research in just five, which means we may have reached a tipping point in society’s desire to mobilize a cure.

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    Thursday, Oct 20, 2016 5:30 - 6:45 PM
    22 W. Washington St., Chicago, IL 60602
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    Your impact checklist

    Here are a list of things you can do before and after the event to join the conversation.

    • Dig deeper with Robert Grossman’s book, The Structure of Digital Computing: From Mainframes to Big Data and visit his Open Data Group.

    • Early detection is the best prevention. Make sure all of your screenings are up to date.  If you are over the age of 50, talk to your doctor about a colonoscopy. If you’re over the age of 40, discuss a mammogram. All women should have a regular Pap test.

    • Support organizations like the American Cancer Society

    • Explore DNA sequencing sites like 23 and Me to learn how some people are assessing their genetic risk.

    • If you have had cancer, become a mentor to someone who has been newly diagnosed.

    • Wear sunscreen, quit smoking and take other precautionary measures to keep yourself healthy.

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