We Set the Model: Roswell Park Celebrates 50th Anniversary of Pivotal Congressional Visit

Panel discussion and media event

Friday, Oct. 29, 2021 – 11-11:45 a.m.

Streamed live from the Hohn Auditorium, Research Studies Center, Roswell Park

Hear from Roswell Park leaders, researchers, Congressman Brian Higgins and a longtime cancer survivor as Roswell Park marks the 50th anniversary of a visit to the cancer center by a congressional subcommittee and Roswell Park’s influence on the national cancer centers program established through the National Cancer Act of 1971.


  • Congressman Brian Higgins, co-chair of the U.S. House of Representatives Cancer Caucus
  • Candace S. Johnson, PhD, President and CEO, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Elisa Rodriguez, PhD, MS, Chief Diversity and Equity Officer for Faculty, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • Adam Sumlin, PhD, MBA, Assistant Professor of Oncology, Department of Cell Stress Biology, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center
  • A longtime cancer survivor treated at Roswell Park
  • Moderator: Rebecca Vogt, Roswell Park Media Relations Specialist

UPDATE: View the event in its entirety on our blog.