LIVESTRONG is the brand of the Lance Armstrong Foundation, created in 1997 by the cancer survivor and champion cyclist to serve people affected by cancer and empower communities to take action against the world’s leading cause of death. This talk will briefly cover their mission, vision, and how they serve people. Dr Hayes-Lattin will also talk about skin cancer and share knowledge about behavior change and the unique burden of skin cancer on young adults as well as some of the controversies on sunscreen use.
Dr. Brandon Hayes-Lattin serves as the Senior Medical Advisor to the Lance Armstrong Foundation, an Associate Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology, and the Director of the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute’s Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA) Oncology Program. His clinical background is in the management of hematologic malignancies and the use of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation. However, as a young adult cancer survivor himself, and a physician caring for many young adults with hematologic malignancies, Dr. Hayes-Lattin has taken a leadership role in the development of the discipline of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology. He served as the inaugural medical co-chair of the Lance Armstrong Foundation’s LIVESTRONG Young Adult Alliance, a coalition of over 150 member organizations leading efforts to research and serve AYA cancer patients.