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Discovering the Future online event slated for Aug. 23

ACS-funded researcher and survivor to highlight impact on childhood cancer breakthroughs.

Save the date and invite a friend! On Wednesday, Aug. 23, from 1 – 2 p.m. ET, all ACS team members and supporters are invited to join Discovering the Future, a virtual conversation with an ACS funded researcher and a passionate childhood cancer survivor and advocate. This live event will highlight how donor dollars are making an impact and saving lives today, while changing the future of childhood cancer breakthroughs. Leading into September’s childhood cancer awareness month, the program serves as an important touchpoint with donors and supporters of any ACS program.

Participants will hear from ACS funded researcher Esther Obeng, MD, PhD, assistant member in the Department of Oncology at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and an attending physician in the Department of Bone Marrow Transplantation and Cellular Therapy. Her lab investigates the genetic mechanisms of myelodysplastic syndromes (a group of bone marrow failure disorders with a high risk of progression to leukemia), with the goal of developing targeted therapies with fewer side effects.

Dr. Obeng will be joined by Joseline Molina, a pediatric Nephroblastoma survivor. Now in her early 20s, Joseline was diagnosed with stage IV Williams Tumor (also known as Nephroblastoma) at the age of four and has gone on to live a full and inspiring life while continuing to educate others about childhood cancer.

Mark your calendar and feel free to invite others to this engaging conversation!

No preregistration is required; simply click here to join. (Note that the previous Discovering the Future event info is currently available.)

About the American Cancer Society

The American Cancer Society is a leading cancer-fighting organization with a vision to end cancer as we know it, for everyone. For more than 110 years, we have been improving the lives of people with cancer and their families as the only organization combating cancer through advocacy, research, and patient support.  We are committed to ensuring everyone has an opportunity to prevent, detect, treat, and survive cancer. To learn more, visit cancer.org or call our 24/7 helpline at 1-800-227-2345.

 

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