Otis W. Brawley

Dr. Otis W. Brawley, MD, MACP, FASCO, FACE, Bloomberg Distinguished Professor of Oncology and Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins University, recently delivered a virtual lecture as part of the "Decoding Disparities" lecture series at Brown University.

I could have been George Floyd, too

This editorial by Dr. Brawley recently appeared in The Cancer Letter:

The past ten days have seen an outpouring of emotions as American society, devastated by the tragic murder of George Floyd by four Minneapolis police officers, plunges into a crisis of conscience.

Floyd’s death may be a pivotal point in America, similar to the televised beating of peaceful civil rights marchers by police on the Edmund Pettus Bridge in 1965. It has led to a number of protests and, unfortunately, some violence, including an attack by federal law enforcement as they beat and pepper-sprayed peaceful protesters in front of the White House.

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Disparities in Cancer Prevention and Treatment

Dr. Brawley delivered this presentation on October 19, 2020 as part of the "Decoding Disparities" lecture series at Brown University: