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Cancer Moonshot Report Release Event

Cancer Moonshot Report Release Event

The White House

Monday, October 17, 2016 3:00 - 5:30 PM

Ellen Sigal delivers the opening speech at Vice President Biden's White House Event


On Monday, October 17th, Friends Chair and Founder Ellen Sigal delivered welcome remarks at the

White House Cancer Moonshot Report Release event.


Below, watch Ellen Sigal's welcome remarks and for the full event click here.



Read the full Cancer Moonshot Report at:


3:00 PM Welcome Remarks

Ellen Sigal, PhD, Chairperson and Founder, Friends of Cancer Research


3:10 PM Introduction of Dr. Biden 

 Lynne O'Brien, JD, Policy Analyst, White House Cancer Moonshot Task Force 


3:15 PM Introductory Remarks 

 Vice President Joseph Biden and Dr. Jill Biden


3:50 PM Federal Progress and the Way Forward: Cancer Moonshot Task Force 

Greg Simon, JD, Executive Director, White House Cancer Moonshot Task Force


3:55 PM Setting a Scientific Vision: Cancer Moonshot Blue Ribbon Panel 

Elizabeth Jaffee, MD, Co-Chair, Blue Ribbon Panel; Deputy Director, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins


4:00 PM Building Momentum: Efforts to Catalyze Success 

 Carla Tardif, CEO, Family Research; John Damonti, President, Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation ; Carol Brown, MD, Director, Office of Diversity Programs, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; Howard Scher, MD, Principal Investigator and Chairman, Scientific Oversight Committee Prostate Cancer Clinical Trials Consortium, Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program 


4:25 PM Uniting the Cancer Enterprise 

Moderator: Don Graves, Deputy Assistant to the President and Counselor to Vice President; Biden Amy Abernethy, MD, Chief Medical Officer/Chief Scientific Officer, Flatiron Health; Bonnie Addario, Chairperson and Founder, Lung Cancer Foundation; Jennie Crews, MD, President, Association of Community Cancer Centers;  Levi Garraway, MD/PhD, Director of the Center for Cancer Precision Medicine, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, Broad Institute; Bahija Jallal, PhD, Executive Vice President, AstraZeneca and Head of MedImmune; Scott Manalis, PhD, Professor of Biological Engineering, Koch Institute of Integrative Cancer Research, Massachusetts Institute of Technology


5:05 PM Closing Remarks 

Greg Simon, JD, Executive Director, White House Cancer Moonshot Task Force

Monday, October 17, 2016 -
3:00pm to 5:30pm
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