Last week, President Obama put Vice President Joe Biden in charge of a cancer-cure drive. Next week, a panel will meet in La Jolla to chart China’s risk from the disease.
The event is free. To register, see Eventbrite.
“China is in the throes of a cancer crisis,” says host Jamie Reno, a San Diego-based journalist and three-time survivor of stage IV non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma.
He says the panel would interest cancer patients or those with a loved one with cancer — or if you’re interested in science, medicine, health, cancer research, the environment, “or what is really going on inside China in 2016.”
NBC News journalist and author Jonathan Alter, a cancer survivor, had planned to attend the La Jolla conference but had to graciously bow out, Reno said Monday.
Scheduled speakers are:
- Hua Liu, consul in science and technology gffice of the Chinese Consulate General in Los Angeles.
- Dr. Xiangming Fang, president at Denovo Biopharma, a biotech firm with offices in China and the U.S. and a lymphoma treatment that will soon be in clinical trials throughout China.
- Dr. Jonathan Schatz, lymphoma physician and researcher from Memorial Sloan Kettering, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the University of Arizona.
- Dr. Lilly Cheng, director of the Confucius Institute and language professor at San Diego State University.
- Dr. Huan-You Wang, pathologist, lymphoma diagnostic expert, co-Director of hematopathology, Department of Pathology at UCSD Moores Cancer Center, who studied medicine in China.
- Dr. Catriona Jamieson, researcher and expert in lymphoma and other blood cancers, director of stem cell research at the UCSD Cancer Center.
- Retired Air Force Col. Deanna Won, stage IV cancer survivor, China expert, integrative and holistic health coach and motivational speaker.
- And Dr. Jinghong Li, president-elect of the San Diego Chinese American Association and physician at UC San Diego trained at Peking University Health Science Center, Beijing.
The event lasts from 6 to 8:30 p.m. at Sanford, 2880 Torrey Pines Scenic Drive .
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