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American Cancer Society, St. John to Present Cancer Policy Forum


TULSA, OKLA. (Oct. 31, 2017) — St. John Health System has joined with the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) to present a public cancer policy forum Thursday, Nov. 16, from 8:30 to 10 a.m. at Oklahoma Cancer Specialists and Research Institute, St. John’s partner in cancer care.

This third annual cancer policy forum in Tulsa will provide an opportunity for the community to discuss cancer care issues and prevention initiatives that could further advance the health of Oklahomans. Speakers will include local thought leaders, and Tulsa Mayor GT Bynum is slated to make a special appearance. The event is free and open to the public, and breakfast will be provided. Visit www.acscan.org/tulsaforum to register.

ACS CAN is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy affiliate of the American Cancer Society that works to make cancer care issues a local and national priority. ACS CAN advocates for policies that address access to care, healthy eating and active living, and quality of life.

About St. John Health System
Ascension's St. John Health System operates six hospitals and more than 90 health care clinics and facilities in eastern Oklahoma and southeastern Kansas. St. John Health System employs approximately 8,000 associates. Across the region, St. John Health System provided more than $68 million in community benefit and care of persons living in poverty in fiscal year 2016. Serving Oklahoma for more than 90 years, Ascension is a faith-based healthcare organization committed to delivering compassionate, personalized care to all, with special attention to persons living in poverty and those most vulnerable. Ascension is the largest non-profit health system in the U.S. and the world’s largest Catholic health system, operating 2,500 sites of care – including 141 hospitals and more than 30 senior living facilities – in 24 states and the District of Columbia.

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