California Healthcare Institute Launches Podcast Highlighting Cancer Policy in California

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Biomedical executives, medical professionals, patient advocates discuss the obstacles, opportunities for advanced treatment

WHO: Margaret Anderson, Executive Director, FasterCures
Kim Popovits, President and CEO, Genomic Health
Bonnie J. Addario, Founder & President, The Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation
Judith Gasson, Ph.D., Professor of Medicine and Biological Chemistry, Director, Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center, President, Jonsson Cancer Center Foundation

WHAT: In CHI’s most recent podcast series, a panel of biomedical executives, medical professionals and patient advocates discusses current challenges and opportunities to improve access to advanced cancer treatments in California. The panelists participated in CHI’s California: Uniting Science & Policy to Advance Cancer Care event held July 12 at USC’s Ackerman Grand Ballroom in Los Angeles. They highlight the latest oncology research, the limitations behind current public policy and opportunities for change.

California is home to many internationally-renowned oncology research institutions, active and respected patient advocacy groups, as well as companies that are developing the next generation of oncology treatments, with 253 products in the pipeline addressing the second leading cause of death in the state.

WHEN: Thursday, Oct. 18, 2012

HOW: To download the podcast, visit and click on “Multimedia” or visit iTunes. To subscribe to the series click on the RSS feed.

ABOUT CHI: CHI represents more than 275 leading biotechnology, medical device, diagnostics, and pharmaceutical companies, and public and private academic biomedical research organizations. CHI’s mission is to advance responsible public policies that foster medical innovation and promote scientific discovery. CHI’s website is Follow us on Twitter @calhealthcare, Facebook, LinkedIn and YouTube.

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