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Sponsored by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration (FDA)

Featured Speakers:

Richard J. Lee, MD, PhD:  Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Clinical Director of the Claire and John Bertucci Center for Genitourinary Cancers

Van Ta Park, PhD, MPH: Associate Professor, University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), School of Nursing, Department of Community Health Systems

Ravi Madan, MD: Clinical Director, Genitourinary Malignancies Branch, Center for Cancer Research, National Institutes of Health, National Cancer Institute

Moon Chen, PhD, MPH: Professor and Associate Director, Community Outreach/Engagement, UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center, Sacramento, California

Tracy Sun: Community Engagement Manager, Asian and Pacific Islander American Health Forum (APIAHF)

Susan Matsuko Shinagawa: Cancer Survivor/Advocate & Community Health Activist Co-Founder & Past Chair Asian & Pacific Islander National Cancer Survivors Network


Rea Blakey: Associate Director for External Outreach and Engagement, Oncology Center of Excellence, US Food and Drug Administration

Jennifer Gao, MD: Medical Oncologist and Associate Director for Education, Oncology Center of Excellence, US Food and Drug Administration

Registration required to attend:


Conversations on Cancer: Advancing Equity in Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Communities: Racism and Injustice is a 1 ½ hour conversation that will explore the surge of racism and hate crimes against AAPIs that is often linked to rhetoric blaming AAPIs for the spread of COVID-19.

This is an important problem affecting many AAPI communities across the U.S. The panel discussion is informal and will address the following topics:

  • Impact of COVID-19 on racism and healthcare in the AAPI population
  • Disparities in cancer care in AAPIs
  • Patients’ perspective on disparities in cancer care in the AAPI community
  • Barriers to seeking medical care for AAPIs

Webcast Information:

A free-of-charge webcast of this public panel discussion will be provided. Registration for the webcast is required at the link above.

FDA plans to post archived webcasts after the meeting, however, in cases where the transmission was not successful, archived webcasts will not be available.


For additional information, please send an email to: [email protected]