​​Making Sense of Cancer Screening Guidelines

Learn more on Thursday, Feb. 16 at 1 p.m. ET in our first Progress and Promise Against Cancer webinar, a new series by the AACR and Cancer Today.


Conflicting cancer screening recommendations can confuse even the most health-conscious consumer. Should you start getting mammograms at age 40, 45, or 50? Is prostate-specific antigen testing a good measure for prostate cancer? What method of colorectal cancer screening should you choose?

Register for this American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and Cance​r Today webinar starting at 1 p.m. to hear from top experts in breast, prostate, and colorectal cancer screening. Panelists will summarize the various guidelines and provide perspective on determining the best course of action so you can make an individualized decision with your doctor.​

Date:  Thursday, February 16
Time:  1 p.m. to 2 p.m. ET



Meet the Experts

​Moderator, Prostate Cancer Screening

William G. Nelson, MD, PhD, editor-in-chief of Cancer Today, is the Marion I. Knott Professor of Oncology and director of The Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore. A trained medical oncologist, Dr. Nelson directs a research laboratory focused on discovering new strategies for prostate cancer treatment and prevention. He is also a recognized leader in translational cancer research.


​Breast Cancer Screening

Dr. Elaine Schattner will consider breast cancer screening from a multitude of perspectives. A former oncologist and hematologist, she is a breast cancer survivor and patient-advocate whose experiences inform her current role as a medical commentator. Elaine is a frequent contributor to Forbes, and her work has been published in high-profile publications including The New York Times, The Atlantic, and Scientific American. She is working on a book about public perception of cancer.


​Colorectal Cancer Screening

Ernest Hawk, MD, MPH, is vice president and division head for Cancer Prevention and Population Sciences at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and holds the T. Boone Pickens Distinguished Chair for Early Prevention of Cancer. He serves on the Editorial Advisory Board of Cancer Today.

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