Living with Disease: A Conversation on Life After Diagnosis

06/10/2021

Living a full life after a diagnosis, or managing a chronic disease, is a relatively new focus in global health and healthcare. To celebrate National Cancer Survivor Month in the United States (U.S.) in June, we will delve into the topic of living with a disease and explore what this means for individuals around the world. Our session will feature opening remarks by Adam Lenkowsky, SVP and General Manager, U.S. Cardiovascular, Immunology and Oncology at Bristol Myers Squibb, who has extensive experience supporting patients through delivery of transformational medicine and has been instrumental in the design and creation of Bristol Myers Squibb’s Integrated Oncology Operating model to drive speed and success for marketed and pipeline oncology assets. He will then moderate an interactive panel conversation with leading voices in the field of patient advocacy. This includes Kimberly Richardson, who is a Research Advocate at the University of Illinois Cancer Center and will share her survivorship journey, as well as Shelley Fuld Nasso, MPP who is the CEO of the National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS) and Julia Rowland, Ph.D. who serves as a Senior Strategic Advisor to Smith Center for Healing and the Arts. We’ll then spend an hour in breakout groups together, working to create meaningful change.

Session Resources

Session Materials

American Cancer Society - Cancer Survivorship Facts & Figures

National Cancer Institute’s Office of Cancer Survivorship Statistics

Globocan All Cancers Fact Sheet 2020 (limited duration)

Society of Behavioral Medicine - Coping in the Era of COVID 10: Lessons Learned from Cancer (by Dr. Julia Rowland)

Greater Good Magazine: Five Ways to Manage the Emotional Distress of Cancer

Speakers

Adam Lenkowsky
SVP and General Manager, U.S. Cardiovascular, Immunology and Oncology, Bristol Myers Squibb

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Shelley Fuld Nasso
Chief Executive Officer, National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship (NCCS)

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Julia Rowland, Ph.D.
Senior Strategic Advisor to Smith Center for Healing and the Arts

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Kimberly Richardson
Research Advocate, University of Illinois Cancer Center

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