The Cancer History Project Podcast (Feb, 2022)

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LCCC DEI honors Black History Month by reflecting on the historical contributions to cancer equity.

Please see this archived podcast from The Cancer History Project (new window) (operated by The Cancer Letter) that describes the evolution of the health equity movement with notable cancer leaders and researchers, Drs. Winn, Brawley, Mitchell and John Stewart.

LCCC DEI also honors the memory and lifetime achievements of Dr. Edith Mitchell (new window), who recently passed away in January 2024. Dr. Mitchell completed a portion of her oncology training here at Georgetown Lombardi. 

The panel, which met Feb. 23, 2022 is available for free in Spotify by clicking here (new window).

Full description of the panelists below:

  • Robert A. Winn, MD
    Guest editor, Cancer History Project;
    Director and Lipman Chair in Oncology, VCU Massey Cancer Center;
    Senior associate dean for cancer innovation and professor of pulmonary disease and critical care medicine, VCU School of Medicine
  • Otis W. Brawley, MD
    Co-editor, Cancer History Project;
    Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Oncology and Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University
  • Edith P. Mitchell, MD
    Member, President’s Cancer Panel;
    Clinical professor of medicine and medical oncology,
    Department of Medical Oncology;
    Director, Center to Eliminate Cancer Disparities;
    Associate director, diversity affairs;
    Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson, Thomas Jefferson University
  • John H. Stewart, MD, MBA
    Professor of surgery, Section of Surgical Oncology;
    Founding director, LSU Health/LCMC Health Cancer Center

Learn more about The Cancer History Project by visiting their website: “Created to mark the 50th anniversary of the National Cancer Act of 1971, the Cancer History Project is a free historical resource that places—in perpetuity—a vast, expertly curated collection of primary sources and authoritative interpretations within easy reach of researchers, medical professionals, students, policy-makers, and patients.” The Cancer History Project is operated by The Cancer Letter, the longest-running oncology news publication, and is funded by sponsorships