A World Without Cancer: The Making of a New Cure and the Real Promise of Prevention
Few people understand the modern healthcare system designed to study, diagnose and treat cancer better than Dr. Margaret Cuomo. Based on her book, A World Without Cancer, Dr. Cuomo’s presentation provides a provocative and surprising look into the ways that profit, personalities, and politics obstruct real progress in the war on cancer. Intent on inspiring significant strides in creating a cancer-free world, Dr. Cuomo gives audiences valuable insight into the “cancer industry” and what changes must occur in order to help find a cure.
Lifestyle Modification: How to Stay Healthy, Longer
A celebrated physician and radiologist, Dr. Margaret Cuomo knows the activities, eating habits, and best practices necessary for maintaining a truly healthy lifestyle. Exploring the ways in which food, exercise, sleep and stress management and more can reduce the risk of cancer, diabetes and heart disease, in this informative and empowering talk Dr. Cuomo reveals how lifestyle modification—altering long-term habits— not only promote general health and well-being, but can be used to treat and prevent a wide range of diseases. An engaging talk that can be tailored to focus on a particular health issue, or address health and wellness in general, Dr. Cuomo will leave audiences with the tools and inspiration they need to make lasting, impactful changes to their daily lives.
The Power of STEM Education
Dr. Margaret Cuomo discusses the importance of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) in addressing the challenges of today and in developing the next generation of problem solvers. Having dedicated much of her career to the diagnosis of cancer and AIDS using state-of-the art technology, and also providing academic instruction to medical students, Dr. Cuomo shares how crucial STEM education is, in and beyond the field of medicine. She also addresses the importance of opening the doors for women and minorities, and fostering inclusive educational environments where all people are given the resources and support needed to excel.
Transform, Transcend, Thrive
A fearless and career-long advocate for the health of all people worldwide, Dr. Margaret Cuomo empowers audiences to transform their lives in order to promote all-around well-being. Drawing on her experiences working with survivors of sometimes fatal diseases, as well as a tremendous wealth of health and wellness research, Dr. Cuomo provides bold inspiration and actionable lessons on how to elevate ourselves both mentally and physically in order to become our best selves and truly thrive.
Margaret Cuomo is a leading voice on cancer
MARGARET CUOMO is a board certified radiologist and renowned advocate for the prevention of cancer. A leading voice on how we can all live healthier and longer lives, Dr. Cuomo is the author of A World Without Cancer: The Making of a New World and the Real Promise of Prevention, a groundbreaking book that explores needed improvements in screening, diagnosis, patient education, and coordination among governments, academic researchers, and pharmaceutical companies. Based on her own first-hand experience with cancer patients, A World Without Cancer, was turned into a powerful PBS documentary hosted by Dr. Cuomo herself. A vocal and active cancer advocate, Dr. Cuomo was named to the board of HeritX, the only organization that focuses solely on preventing inherited cancers, was selected to Co-Chair the 2018 Susan G. Komen Impact Awards, and was presented with the “WebMD Health Heroes Award” in the Trailblazers category thanks to her work changing the health care landscape, confronting health challenges and giving back to improve the lives of others. Sought-out to speak at hospitals and health foundations around the world, Dr. Cuomo regularly receives rave reviews for the insight and passion she brings to each of her speaking engagements. As two recent events hailed: “Our event was a phenomenal success...Our gathered attendees were inspired my Margaret's message and we continue to receive lots of positive feedback.” (Blue Cure Foundation) and “Dr. Cuomo is lovely and it was a pleasure to have her here. She shared a 30,000 foot view of the issues, institutions and politics surrounding cancer that we don't often hear, and our participants shared very positive feedback on her presentations." (Wellness House)
Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D. is a board certified radiologist, teaching professional, and national advocate for the prevention of cancer, heart disease and diabetes. Her book, A World Without Cancer: The Making of a New World and the Real Promise of Prevention, presents a provocative and surprising look into the ways that profit, personalities, and politics obstruct real progress in the war on cancer. This groundbreaking book, based on her own first-hand experience with cancer patients, has been described as “urgent and powerful,” “an eye-opening look at the way we fight cancer,” and a “call for bold leadership to transform our system from treatment to prevention.”
Dr. Cuomo graduated Summa cum laude from St. John's University and received an M.D. degree from Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn. She served as an attending physician in diagnostic radiology at North Shore University Hospital in Manhasset specializing in diagnostic radiology and dedicated much of her time and energy to the diagnosis of cancer and AIDS using state-of-the art CT scans, Ultrasound examinations, and MRI. Dr. Cuomo also provided academic instruction to medical students at New York University Hospital and Cornell University Medical College, and has published numerous articles in medical journals.
Dr. Cuomo has been interviewed on many TV shows, such as Good Morning America, Good Day New York, Morning Joe, Inside Edition, and national and regional radio programs, and has been featured in many magazines and newspapers, including Better Homes and Gardens, Education Update, Family Circle, Glamour, InStyle, Manhattan, Metro Newspapers, Networking, New York Daily News, O Magazine, Parade, People, Prevention, Redbook, Vogue and Women’s Day, and on-line sites (DoctorOz.com, Glamour.com, DailyBeast.com, Prevention.com, BlackstoneAudio.com, ASCOPost.com, EverydayHealth.com).
Dr. Cuomo is a contributor and a member of the Medical Review Board of the Huffington Post, and is also a regular contributor to WebMD. She advocates nationally for the prevention of cancer, heart disease and diabetes.
The Cuomo family’s commitment to public service is evident. Dr. Cuomo’s late father is former New York State Governor Mario Cuomo, and her brother is New York State Governor, Andrew Cuomo. In addition, her mother, Matilda Raffa Cuomo, is the founder of the New York State Mentoring Program, and her brother is CNN anchor Chris Cuomo. Dr. Cuomo is married to Howard Maier, who served as Chairman of the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County for nine years.
Dr. Cuomo’s affiliations include the American Association of Women Radiologists, American College of Radiology, Long Island Radiological Society, Nassau County Medical Society, New York State Radiological Society, New York State Medical Society, and Radiological Society of North America. She is an Honoree of Association of Italian American Educators (2003, 2005), and an Honoree of National Organization of Italian American Women (2004). In 2011, Dr. Cuomo was awarded the “Commendatore dell'Ordine della Stella della Solidarietà Italiana” (2011), the “Commendation of the Order of the Star” conferred by the President and Prime Minister of Italy.
Few people understand the modern healthcare system designed to study, diagnose and treat cancer better than Dr. Margaret Cuomo. According to Dr. Cuomo, “With leadership at the federal, state, and local levels of government and a commitment from American people from every walk of life and every part of our nation, we can begin to create a world without cancer.”