William Dalton, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute

Kay Dickersin, Johns Hopkins University

Douglas Lowy, National Cancer Institute

Richard Pazdur, Food and Drug Administration

Mace Rothenberg, Pfizer

9:55 am

Perspectives from the National Cancer Institute

Harold Varmus, Director, National Cancer Institute

10:35 am


10:45 am

Panel Discussion 2: Implementation of Healthcare Reform

Moderator: Tom Kean, C-Change

Panelists will discuss how the intent and timing of healthcare reform will impact oncology care. The goal will be to identify topics that would benefit from a Forum evaluation prior to the implementation of different provisions of healthcare reform. Topics may include the following:


  • Impact on healthcare services and cancer care

  • Implementation at the federal, state, and local levels

  • Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation, and payment reform

  • Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

  • Economic issues


Overview of healthcare reform implementation

Katie Horton, George Washington University


John Seffrin, American Cancer Society

Ellen Sigal, Friends of Cancer Research

Alan Weil, National Academy for State Health Policy

12:30 pm

Lunch (please pick up lunch and return for presentation)

12:50 pm

Report from the National Cancer Advisory Board (NCAB) Working Group

Bruce Chabner, Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center

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