Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Join Us in Studio Audience for Lung Cancer | A Community Conversation - Live Broadcast

Rhode Island PBS, in partnership with the American Cancer Society, presents LUNG CANCER | a community conversation, a panel discussion televised live on Thursday, April 23 at 8 p.m. at the Rhode Island PBS studios, 50 Park Lane, Providence, RI. 

The television program will start with screening selected relevant segments from the Ken Burns film Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies. Local experts then take a deeper look and connect this world issue 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 questions from the audience.

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 be in the studio audience from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m. Arrive 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.

We will be live-tweeting from the event and invite you to join us. Use the hashtag #ScreeningsRI to connect with us from anywhere you may be at the time of the broadcast. Have a question for our panel? Please send it by email to events(at)

For more information about other special cancer programs on Rhode Island PBS, see our earlier blog.

The television special LUNG CANCER | a community conversation is part of  

SCREENINGS | community conversations about cancer
an initiative of Rhode Island PBS, American Cancer Society, and made possible by CVS Health.