Attend this panel discussion on cancer and what it will take to achieve a cancer-free future in our state. Dr. Reitzel will be one of the distinguished panelist at this life saving event.

Texas Medical Association and the Texas Public Health Coalition present a panel discussion with four Texans leading the fight against cancer


Cancer touches nearly every Texas family and is a leading cause of death statewide. In 2007, Texas made a groundbreaking commitment to fight cancer through a multi-billion dollar investment in the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT). Fueled by CPRIT, Texas physicians and health professionals have contributed to globally recognized gains in cancer prevention, detection, and treatment.

Join us to learn how Texas physicians and CPRIT grantees are saving lives, and what it will take to achieve a cancer-free future in our state.

Panelists include:

  • Kathleen Schmeler, MD, Professor, Gynecologic Oncology and Reproductive Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Mamta K. Jain, MD, MPH, Professor, Internal Medicine, UT Southwestern Medical Center
  • Lorraine R. Reitzel, PhD, Director, Taking Texas Tobacco Free, University of Houston
  • Carlton Allen, MS, CHW, CHES, Director, Colorectal Cancer Screening Program, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Tyler

Moderated by John Carlo, MD, Chair, Texas Public Health Coalition

Welcome address from Wayne Roberts, CEO, CPRIT


Please register by Monday, Oct. 14.