No Patient Left Behind: Black Men and Lung Cancer Webinar
Virtual Event

Lung cancer is the number one cancer killer of both men and women in the United States. However, Black men suffer disproportionally from lung cancer. Black men are more likely to get and die from lung cancer than their white counterparts, despite lower smoking rates. Additionally, Black Americans with lung cancer are less likely to be diagnosed at an early stage, less likely to receive surgical treatment, and less likely to receive any treatment compared to white Americans. This webinar will feature a moderated panel discussion, with experts in the field, examining why these disparities exist and the role all Americans play in improving health equity.

Date: Friday, February 19

Time: 11 am to 12 pm CST


Dr. David Tom Cooke

Dr. Cooke, a National Spokesperson for the American Lung Association, is an Associate Professor at the University of California, Davis Medical Center. His areas of expertise are lung (thoracic or chest) surgery and lung cancer. He is the section head of General Thoracic Surgery, the Task-Force chair and founder of the UC Davis Comprehensive Lung Cancer Screening Program, and program director of the UC Davis Cardiothoracic Surgery Residency.

Dr. Khadijah A. Mitchell


Dr. Mitchell is an Assistant Professor of Biology at Lafayette College. Her research group, known as the IT LAB, uses biological, environmental, and social clues to fight cancer in our own backyard and around the country, especially in vulnerable populations. She hopes to advance the discovery of differences in tumor biology across human populations for improved prevention, diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment outcomes.

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Time: 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

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