Black/African American Same Session: Bias & the Need for Systemic Change in Healthcare


Ricki Fairley, CEO, TOUCH. The Black Breast Cancer Alliance


Jamil Rivers, Founder and CEO, The Chrysalis Initiative & Board President, METAvivor

Dr. Lisa Newman, Chief Section of Breast Surgery, Weill Cornell Medicine

Dr. Otis Brawley, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

This Black/African American panel will share insights from their various perspectives and guide the audience toward possibility. We all know it’s beyond time that healthcare systems change to prevent the unacceptable death rate of Black women diagnosed with breast, ovarian, uterine/endometrial and metastatic cancers. The question is no longer why is it taking so long, but what can we do about it starting now?

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