Life Sciences Lunch Series

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The Indiana Health Industry Forum and Barnes & Thornburg LLP partner to present a monthly seminar series on critical issues in the life sciences. Each month a policymaker or a panel in the field of life sciences will be available to answer questions concerning the major challenges and opportunities in the industry. We hope you will join us.

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 – WEBINAR

11:00 am – noon

The Cost of Delayed Cancer Diagnoses

As a result of the pandemic, 2020 saw a large drop-off in the screening rates for many types of cancer. In general, cancer is easier to treat when identified in early stages and “missed” cancers may be larger or more advanced when ultimately detected. While the impact of the pandemic on overall cancer deaths will not be clear for many years, it has produced both reasons for concern and optimism. Please join us as our panel discusses the impact of COVID-19 on cancer screenings, whether the trend is reversing, and how innovation — particularly around multi-cancer early detection — may help current and future patients.

  • Kristin Jones, President and CEO, Indiana Health Industry Forum
  • Dr. Tarah Ballinger, Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, IU School of Medicine
  • Dr. Christina Clarke-Dur, Head of Epidemiology, Senior Director of Medical Affairs, GRAIL, Inc.
  • Bryan Hannon, Regional Government Relations Director, American Cancer Society, Illinois Division
There is no charge to attend.