On Tuesday, July 26, VA health leaders, along with representatives from private and public health care organizations, will host a Cancer Cabinet Community Conversation as part of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy’s Cancer Moonshot Initiative. The conversation will focus on the agency’s cutting edge prostate cancer precision oncology program to advance cancer treatment.

Cancer Cabinet Community Conversation

VA’s Cancer Cabinet Community Conversation roundtable will be held at Noon EST on July 26, and the public is welcome to join us via YouTube. (If you’re not able to attend the live event online, the video will remain on Youtube afterward, at the same link.)

The following experts and Veterans will speak about improvements in the treatment of prostate cancer and other genitourinary cancers, among the most commonly diagnosed cancers for Veterans:

  • Dr. Steven Lieberman, deputy Under Secretary for Health Performing the Delegable Duties of Under Secretary for Health, Veterans Health Administration
  • Dr. Charles Ryan, president & CEO Prostate Cancer Foundation
  • Dr. Carolyn Clancy, assistant Under Secretary for Health for Discovery, Education, and Affiliate Networks, Veterans Health Administration
  • U.S. Army Veteran Patrick Dennison
  • Dr. Matthew Rettig, medical oncologist, VA Greater Los Angeles/ UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Dr. Isla P. Garraway, urologic oncologist, VA Greater Los Angeles/ UCLA Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • U.S. Marine Corps Veteran David Seidl
  • Dr. Julie Graff, medical oncologist, VA Portland/Knight Cancer Institute
  • Dr. Bruce Montgomery, medical oncologist, VA Puget Sound/Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center

Make sure to set a reminder to tune into the Cancer Cabinet Community Conversation on Prostate Cancer and Genitourinary Cancers.

VA has a network of medical centers and a range of clinical trials providing state-of-the-art precision oncology care for Veterans with prostate cancer and other genitourinary cancers through a partnership with the Prostate Cancer Foundation.

By Linda Torres

special assistant to the Under Secretary for Health

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Published on Jul. 25, 2022

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  1. Mary L. Mims August 10, 2022 at 3:45 pm

    Hello. Thank you for a reminder of Cancer. As defined and serious the illness is the conversation is sometimes forgotten of a time ago today. But because of Covid 19 we relate the understanding of serious and illness I feel today due to the term Cancer being defined in stages. Great Health is important.

  2. Veronica Kline July 27, 2022 at 10:54 pm

    What about other cancers like glioblastoma my husband died from? The doctors that treated him said there is evidence it it linked to agent orange.

  3. Gordon Boggs July 27, 2022 at 8:15 pm

    My non va urologist had me get a mri as my psa has gone up to 10.9.
    The mri showed three suspected lesions that he said he is sure are cancer. He wants a fusion mri targeted prostate biopsy.

  4. John July 27, 2022 at 6:32 pm

    Your Email came today 27 july. Its to late to watch. Thanks a lot. Veteran with prostate canser.

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