Thursday April 23, 2015 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EDT
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Rhode Island PBS studios 
50 Park Lane
Providence, RI 02907

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Debby Hall or Diane Mintel
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LUNG CANCER | a community conversation 

Rhode Island PBS, in partnership with the American Cancer Society, invite you to be part of our studio audience for the live television production of Lung Cancer | a community conversation Thursday, April 23, 7 – 9 p.m. at Rhode Island PBS Studios, 50 Park Lane, Providence, RI. 

Join us in the studio audience as we screen selected segments from the Ken Burns film Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies

Our local experts take a deeper look at this world issue and connect it to our local community in a panel discussion that includes tobacco use, smoking cessation, lung cancer, and the rising costs of health care. We'll also take your questions from the audience.

 Panelists (in alphabetical order)

 Jutta Becker
Patient Advocate
Diagnosed with Lung Cancer

 Lisa Bisaccia
Chief Human Resources Officer 
CVS Health

 Thomas DiPetrillo, MD
Clinical Director of Radiation Oncology
Rhode Island Hospital

 Debborah Smith 
Senior Director Community Engagement, New England Division
American Cancer Society 

 Karina Holyoak Wood 
Director of Public Policy
American Lung Association, Rhode Island

You are invited to the studio at 7 p.m. for light refreshments and light conversation with our panelists and show host, Margie O'Brien. At 7:30, we move into the studio to prepare for live broadcast from 8 p.m. - 9 p.m.

This event is free and open to the public, but audience seating in the studio is limited. Advance registration is required. 

For our complete schedule of cancer specials in April, please visit ripbs.org.

Screenings | community conversations about cancer is made possible by CVS Health.