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Tonight! Novartis, Roche, BeiGene, Others Discuss Global Fight Against Cancer In Covid Era

By News Creatives Authors , in Business , at August 27, 2021

Covid-19 is continuing to make headlines around the world this year. Yet cancer will kill a larger number of people globally – 10 million every year. Patients with cancer are more vulnerable to contracting Covid-19, and have more than double the death rate from Covid-19 compared to patients without cancer. 

Against that backdrop, Forbes China will hold the second “Forbes China Healthcare Summit” at 8pm ET tonight (8am on August 28 in China). The theme of the summit will be “Advance the Global Fight Against Cancer and Achieve an International Moonshot in the Post-Pandemic Era.”   The free, online event is being organized by Forbes China in strategic partnership with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) in New York.  Speakers include: 

* Steve Forbes, Chairman, Forbes Media

* Moira Forbes, Executive Vice President, Forbes Media 

* Lisa DeAngelis, MD, Physician-in-Chief and Chief Medical Officer, MSK 

* Hon. Kevin Rudd, President and CEO, Asia Society, 26th Prime Minister of Australia 

* Richard Pazdur, MD, Director, Oncology Center of Excellence, FDA 

* Wu Yi-Long, MD, Chairman, Chinese Thoracic Oncology Group 

* Bob Li, MD, PhD, MPH, Physician Ambassador to China and Asia-Pacific, MSK 

* Sir Murray Brennan, MD, Senior Vice President, International Programs, MSK 

* Xin Li, Senior Vice President, Head of Product Development China, Roche

* Andrea Myers, MD, PhD, Global Program Head, Lung Cancer, Novartis 

* John Oyler, Founder and CEO, BeiGene 

* Joy Yan, MD, PhD, Chief Medical Officer, Ambrx 

* Andrew Zhu, MD, PhD, Director, International Cancer Center, Jiahui International Hospital; Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center, Harvard Medical School

* Kenneth Manotti, Senior Vice President and Chief Development Officer, MSK 

* Tyler Jacks, PhD, President, Break Through Cancer 

* Martin Murphy, DMedSc, PhD, Co-Founder, CEO Roundtable on Cancer and Shanghai TuoXin Health Promotion Center 

* Yibing Shan, PhD, Managing Director, Antidote Health Foundation for Cure of Cancer 

I’ll host.  Participants will discuss opportunities and challenges for collaboration in the global fight against cancer including patient care, research, regulatory policy, and philanthropy.    Click here to register.

Here are some highlights from the first Forbes China Healthcare Summit in 2020:   

Cancer Fight Shows Way For U.S., China To Cool Off, Collaborate 

How Int’l Collaboration Is Helping To Win A War Greater Than Covid-19 

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