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Novartis Honors World Cancer Day With Video Series

Originally published on Novartis is a DiversityInc Hall of Fame company. 

We’re honoring World Cancer Day with a new series called “Let’s Talk About the C Word: From Cancer to Cures” to address challenging conversations on cancer.

The series explores cancer, cures and everything in between through the perspectives of our own President of Oncology, Dr. Susanne Schaffert, as well as industry experts Dr. Paul Farmer, Dr. Michel Coleman, and cancer campaigner, Deborah James.

Each month, we’ll release new content focused on important topics like access, survivorship and precision medicine. Stay tuned for more!

An Introduction

In this documentary, which kicks off the series, Dr. Susanne Schaffert speaks with industry experts and a cancer campaigner about their perspectives on various cancer-related topics and also shares what drives her work in the field of Oncology.


Let’s Talk About the C Word: Cure

In the first chapter of Let’s Talk About the C Word: Cure, Dr. Susanne Schaffert is joined by notable industry experts and a cancer campaigner to examine what “cure” can really mean. Learn why they believe it isn’t a black and white concept.


More on the participants:


Susanne Schaffert, PhD, President of Novartis Oncology

Susanne Schaffert, PhD

President of Novartis Oncology


Dr. Paul Farmer, MD, PhD

Dr. Paul Farmer, MD, PhD

Kolokotrones University Professor, Harvard Medical School
Chief, Division of Global Health Equity, Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Co-founder and Chief Strategist, Partners In Health


Deborah James Broadcaster, Author, Cancer Campaigner

Deborah James

Broadcaster, Author, Cancer Campaigner


Dr. Michel Coleman MD

Dr. Michel Coleman, MD

Professor of Epidemiology & Vital Statistics
Head of the Cancer Survival Group
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

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