Cancer Moonshot

We were thrilled to be a part of yesterday’s Cancer Moonshot Summit in Washington, DC. Attending the event, hosted by Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden at Howard University, was a real privilege.

What’s the Cancer Moonshot Summit?

In his final State of the Union address, the President tasked the Vice President with heading up a new national effort, the Cancer Moonshot.  The ultimate goal is to double the rate of progress—to make a decade’s worth of advances in cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care in five years—to ultimately end cancer as we know it.

The goals of this effort cannot be achieved by one person, one organization, or one discipline. Solving the complexities of cancer will require the formation of new alliances to defy the bounds of innovation and accelerate the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and—ultimately—a cure. It’s going to require millions of Americans speaking up and contributing what they’re able.

The Cancer Moonshot Summit will be a venue to bring together all sectors that have a role to play in making progress on the Cancer Moonshot goals to share new ideas and launch new collaborations and actions.

At the Cancer Moonshot Summit, we discussed how the entire cancer system currently operates and how individuals and organizations can take action to change the status quo to advance progress for patients. It was an amazing opportunity to collaborate with other people whose passion is fighting cancer — from prevention to finding a cure to helping survivors thrive.

You can learn more about the Cancer Moonshot Taskforce and it’s seed funding.

Highlights from the Summit

“The Moonshot cannot be achieved by one person, one organization, one discipline, or even one collective approach. Solving the complexities of cancer will require the formation of new alliances to defy the bounds of innovation and accelerate the prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and — ultimately — a cure. It’s going to require millions of Americans speaking up and contributing what they’re able. That’s what the Cancer Moonshot Summit is all about.” — Vice President Joe Biden

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