Cancer Consortium seeks to cut disease in Indiana


The chief medical officer of the American Cancer Society will be in Indianapolis to speak to a group seeking to reduce cancer in Indiana through the development of a comprehensive plan.

Dr. Otis Brawley will speak at the Indiana Cancer Consortium's annual meeting in Indianapolis on Thursday as part of National Cancer Control Awareness Month.

Speakers and panel discussions will talk about viewing cancer through a scientific lens and how to lead cancer victim advocates, health officials and physicians more effectively by better navigating cancer guidelines, treatment, rehabilitation and the Affordable Care Act.

State Health Commissioner William VanNess says the consortium serves a critical purpose by providing a platform for a wide variety of individuals to work together to reduce cancer, the state's second leading cause of death.

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