Cancer and the Community
The AtlanticLIVE Cancer and the Community series, underwritten by Bristol-Myers Squibb, is bringing together stakeholders to start conversations about the cancer care barriers facing local communities and to share ideas about how to eliminate them.
ancer doesn’t only vastly affect those battling this devastating disease, it also alters the lives of the people in a patients’ surrounding support networks – their loved ones, friends, healthcare teams and beyond. Bristol-Myers Squibb is underwriting AtlanticLIVE’s Cancer and the Community event series for a second year to make sure communities have an opportunity to continue the conversation about these challenges and to explore solutions.
Throughout 2017, Cancer and the Community gathered thought leaders and community members from across the U.S. to examine the many ways cancer impacts four different communities: Louisville, KY; Tampa, FL; Las Vegas, NV; and Washington, D.C. The series explored the nuances unique to each city along with innovative ways community members from across the healthcare continuum are uniting to improve local treatment and care.
This year, Bristol-Myers Squibb looks forward to continuing the conversation with community leaders in Pittsburgh, Minneapolis and Seattle to learn more about how we can better collaborate to help bring the best care to patients where they need it most – in their own backyards.
To see highlights from our 2017 series, please visit our archive here.
Pittsburgh, PA Exchange
Tackling Environmental Risk Factors | March 29, 2018
The series kicked off in Pittsburgh, where air pollutants in Allegheny County have been shown to correlate with a higher risk of lung cancer. We discussed the importance of collaboration and how to best serve local residents who are fighting cancer. Key thought leaders explored the intersection of cancer innovations and community care.
Check back to learn more about the cancer crisis in Pittsburgh and what we learned from our discussion.