Myth-Busting: COVID-19


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Director of CDC’s Division of Cancer Prevention and Control and member of Fight CRC’s Health Equity Committee, Lisa C. Richardson, MD, MPH joined us to answer your burning questions about COVID-19, the vaccine, and everything in-between.

Lisa C. Richardson, MD, MPH, works tirelessly for change and to break down barriers to good health. A medical oncologist by training, she has authored or coauthored more than 150 peer-reviewed journal articles examining multi-sectoral approaches to improving cancer care access, delivery, and outcomes. She leads the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control (DCPC), the largest unit within CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. As director of DCPC, she works with partners of all types and sizes to improve opportunities for everyone to live a long and healthy life. Under her leadership, DCPC’s four national programs – the Comprehensive Cancer Control Program, the National Program of Cancer Registries, the Colorectal Cancer Control Program and the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program – are advancing research and evidence-based strategies to improve prevention and early detection of cancer; address health disparities and risk factors; and affect meaningful change in the care and treatment of people living with cancer. Dr. Richardson also provides guidance for the Division’s research agenda that includes the National Cancer Prevention and Control Research Network.

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One thought on “Myth-Busting: COVID-19

  1. Thank you for talking about this. I believe that the more we talk about this topic, the more chances that a person will be able to diagnose the first manifestations of cancer earlier and, accordingly, will begin to fight this disease earlier. In this case, we will have a better chance of recovering from this disease. And besides, it is very pleasant to listen to you.

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