NBC10, Telemundo62 and the American Association for Cancer Research will host a special event Tuesday to help you learn more about the progress against cancer -- and the promise that new research brings.
We're hosting a phone bank: Progress and Promise Against Cancer. On Tuesday, from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., you can to call in and speak with an AACR expert from a leading cancer center in the Philadelphia area.
The phone bank will feature 20 cancer experts, including doctors from the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; the Drexel University College of Medicine; Fox Chase Cancer Center, a part of the Temple University Health System; the Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson; Abramson Cancer Center at Penn Medicine; the Lankenau Institute for Medical Research at Main Line Health; and The Wistar Institute.
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These experts will be joined by AACR survivor advocates who are ready to listen to your cancer story and share their own.
To participate in Progress and Promise Against Cancer:
- Call or text us at our phone bank number, which will be revealed Tuesday.
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Share the news of the phone bank on social media using the hashtag #PhillyTalksCancer.
The AACR is the charity partner for the Philadelphia Marathon, and our phone bank kicks off Philadelphia Marathon Weekend. All weekend, you can join the AACR by donating to support research to help defeat cancer; click here to give. Or you can sign up for the AACR Runners for Research team.
We thank the AACR-member cancer experts who have volunteered for our event:
We also thank our participating medical institutions:
During the day today, viewers will be able to ask questions of AACR-member cancer physicians, scientists and survivor advocates. These experts will be providing information about the latest advances in research in cancer prevention, early detection and diagnosis, treatment and survivorship. The information they provide does not represent an endorsement by the American Association for Cancer Research and is not a substitute for your seeing your own doctor to obtain a diagnosis and treatment of your specific medical condition.
For more about the NBC10, Telemundo62 and AACR partnership, click here.