#SDGtalks featured Dr Pooja Ramakant, Dr Lopamudra Das Roy and Bret and Peggy Miller: Reality check on preventing breast cancer and averting untimely deaths

On Friday, 22nd May (7pm India time/ 9:30am NY), the Sustainable Development e-Talks (#SDGtalks) series, co-hosted by CNS and Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Indore, featured Dr Lopamudra Das Roy, Dr Pooja Ramakant and Bret and Peggy Miller, who shared their insights on "Reality check on preventing breast cancer and averting untimely deaths."
  • Ritu Bhatia, senior journalist who specializes in medical and health journalism (and a breast cancer patient)
  • Dr Pooja Ramakant, noted breast cancer surgeon and researcher; Additional Professor, Department of Endocrine Surgery, King George's Medical University (KGMU); Vice Dean of Innovations, KGMU; and former part of Editorial Board of Indian Association of Endocrine Surgeons (IAES); recipient of 2015 Fellowship of UICC (Union for International Cancer Control) in Geneva.
  • Dr Lopamudra Das Roy, founded Breast Cancer Hub (BCH), has over 18 years of experience in research, training and mentoring UG and PhD candidates in the field of genetics and breast and pancreatic cancer. She has been a Research Professor, University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Her original research work on discovering the signaling pathway between breast cancer metastasis and arthritis, is attributed with numerous high impact factor publications and citations with global recognition from American Association of Cancer Research. She received the coveted Award of Excellence for Humanitarian service, at Male Breast Cancer Coalition Conference, 2019
  • Bret Miller and Peggy Miller from Male Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC). When diagnosed with breast cancer at age 24, Bret promised his surgeon no man would ever feel alone when hearing the words, "You have breast cancer." Teaming up with others dedicated to end the stigma and feelings of abandonment associated with a male breast cancer diagnosis, Bret and his team members formed Male Breast Cancer Coalition in 2014. Breast cancer does not discriminate and we want everyone to know "Men Have Breasts Too", says MBCC team.
Sustainable Development e-Talks (#SDGtalks), is a special series of online talks featuring insights from thought leaders on range of issues around sustainable development.
CNS and Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Indore (India) are co-hosting these online #SDGtalks and conversations with senior thought leaders (from India and around the world) on a range of issues around United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). SDGs enshrine promises made by India along with 193 countries globally to achieve by 2030. With 128 months left to deliver on these SDGs, these #SDGtalks are aimed to promote eLearning, online knowledge sharing, information exchange, dialogue and debate and discussion, with respect for dissent, around sustainable development, where “no one is left behind”.

This #SDGtalks series was launched on World Health Day (7 April 2020) and will continue till World Environment Day (5 June 2020).