Dr. Lisa C. Richardson, MD, Director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) Division of Cancer Prevention and Control (DCPC), discusses what cancer patients and their caregivers need to know to stay well while staying at home during the COVID-19 crisis and what to do should anyone with cancer or caring for someone with cancer contract COVID-19.
Lisa C. Richardson, MD, MPH, is Director of the Division of Cancer Prevention and Control (DCPC), the largest unit within CDC’s National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. She oversees the Division’s $355M annual budget and provides strategic leadership for DCPC’s four national programs and cancer control research. Dr. Richardson is trained as a medical oncologist. Dr. Richardson’s research concentrates on breast cancer, cancer treatment delivery, cancer health equity and access to cancer care.