Breakthroughs in Disease Treatment
The Landscape Moving Forward

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THE ANDELOT SERIES
ON CURRENT SCIENCE CONTROVERSIES

BREAKTHROUGHS IN DISEASE TREATMENT: The Landscape Moving Forward
Presented jointly with NBC News Digital

Monday, November 6, 2017

Cancer. Alzheimer’s. Precision medicine. Antibiotic-resistant bacteria. The opioid crisis. These are all areas that stand to benefit from boosted federal funding. On the other hand, other areas may take a hit — immunizations, preparedness for outbreaks and epidemics, and chronic disease prevention programs to name a few. And where does the support for basic research that drives innovation fit in? In this Forum, a panel of experts explored the promises for advancing cutting-edge treatments and research to prevent diseases that affect millions – while looking at the implications for areas where funding may be reduced. What lies ahead in the landscape for the future of medical research?

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  • David Chandler

    there is absolutely nothing anywhere on this page that gives any hint as to the location of this event

    • The Forum Moderator

      Hello David, If you are interested in coming to the studio, please RSVP to theforum@hsph.harvard.edu. There is limited seating in the studio, so we require RSVPs and provide directions from there. If you wish to watch online, the live stream will appear here at noon pm ET. Thank you for your interest.

      • David Chandler

        Until your reply just now, there was also nothing on this page to indicate that the event would be viewable live on this page, or really any indication of how a person could attend or view the event. Just trying to be helpful for your publicity for future events.

        • The Forum Moderator

          Thank you. We do appreciate the feedback, truly. We will post a line that explains the webcast is available on our event pages moving forward.

  • The Forum Moderator

    Thank you all for joining us today. We will be starting in about 7 minutes.

  • The Forum Moderator

    We are getting our panelists settled and will start in a few minutes.

  • The Forum Moderator

    Our event has begun. Thank you again for joining us.

  • The Forum Moderator

    This event is presented jointly with NBC News Digital and is part of the Andelot Series on Current Science Controversies.

  • The Forum Moderator

    We will have a brief Q&A towards the end of this event. Do you have a question for the panelists? You can post them here. Or email them to theforum@hsph.harvard.edu.

  • The Forum Moderator

    This clip is courtesy of NBC News.

  • The Forum Moderator

    We will be posting a video on demand on this website this afternoon.

  • The Forum Moderator

    This clip also is courtesy of NBC News.

  • The Forum Moderator

    Do you have a question for the panelists? You can post them here. Or email them to theforum@hsph.harvard.edu.

  • The Forum Moderator

    Quick reminder that we will post the video on demand on this website this afternoon. Tomorrow, we will post on YouTube. The mp3 audio file will be posted on this page and on SoundCloud.

  • The Forum Moderator

    Join us again next week for a discussion of The Diabetes Epidemic: The Latest on Treatment and Prevention on Tuesday, November 14, 2017 from noon-1pm ET here https://theforum.sph.harvard.edu/events/the-diabetes-epidemic/. That event will be presented jointly with HuffPost and will be part of the Dr. Lawrence H. and Roberta Cohn Forums.

  • kal505

    Question from email

    The infusion of money for Alzheimer’s research is really significant. How will it be prioritized? And what about other related dementias?

  • kal505

    Question from email

    Historically, the CDC has been underfunded and now it’s facing a budget that is one of the lowest in 20 years. The cuts to immunization efforts are very troubling. How would that impact preparedness for something like a potential influenza pandemic? Doesn’t most of the funding for this sort of thing come from the CDC?

  • kal505

    Question from Livechat

    Where is all the NIH money for cancer research going? And how does the Cancer Moonshot fit in? What types of cancers will receive the most funding and how is it all prioritized?

  • kal505

    Question from email

    What about monitoring of new disease outbreaks? Maybe there is funding for Zika but we never know when a new outbreak of some other emerging disease will occur. What are the panelists’ thoughts on what the next outbreaks could be and if the CDC doesn’t have the funds to combat it who will?

  • kal505

    Question from Facebook

    We keep hearing that the opioid crisis is a priority for the new administration. Where is the funding for that going to come from?

  • kal505

    Question from email

    I’m interested in the role of the private sector in all of this, several panelists have mentioned it. We hear so much about industry spurring innovation and advances. Can you talk more about public/private partnerships that have been especially effective in translating the wealth of funded research into actual cures and treatments?

  • kal505

    Question from chat

    What are your views on the All of Us Research Program in the current budget? It seems like this could be a transformational initiative and really push precision medicine forward as it’s currently being used in limited cases, like cancer treatment, but not widely for most diseases.