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Oncology Center of Excellence October Conversation on Cancer Information

October 22 , 2020


It’s time to register for “Conversations on Cancer: Building Connections Toward Native American Clinical Trial Participation”


Join us Thursday,  October 22 from 2pm – 3:30 pm (ET) as our guest speakers discuss experiences and potential solutions to the alarming cancer inequities facing Native Americans.  Since October is recognized as National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the intentionally inclusive panel discussion will address the intersection of Native American cancer clinical trial participation and breast cancer. Featured speakers include:

RADM Richardae Araojo- Associate Commissioner for Minority Health, Director of the Office of Minority Health and Health Equity, Office of the Commissioner, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Beverly Becenti-Pigman- A Member of the  Navajo Nation, Chairperson, Navajo Nation Human Research Review Board

Rea Blakey - Moderator, Oncology Center of Excellence Associate Director, External Outreach and Engagement

Dr. Ursa Brown-Glaberman, MD- Associate Professor, Division of Hematology/Oncology, University of New Mexico Health Sciences

Priscilla Chewiwi- A Member of the Pueblo Tribes, Breast Cancer Patient & Clinical Trial Participant

Vivian Craig – A Member of the Navajo Nation, Breast Cancer Patient & Previous Clinical Trial Participant  

Dr. Gayle Dine’Chacon, MD – A Member of the Navajo Nation,  Adjunct Professor & Founder, Center for Native American Health, University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center; Associate Physician, Division of Global Health Equity, Brigham & Women’s Hospital

Melanie Royce, MD – Medical Officer, CDER/Office of Oncologic Diseases, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Rachael Tracy, MPH – A Member of the Navajo Nation,  Research Director, National Institutional Review Board, Chair, Division of Planning, Evaluation, and Research, Office of Public Health Support, Indian Health Service

Please register to attend the webcast at:

Registration is required to attend and the WebEx details are provided upon registering.

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Who Should Attend: Tribal Leaders and Indian Country Professionals


Conference Call

Contact Info

Benjamin Smith