Today the Vice President’s Office announced that it will host a Cancer Moonshot Summit on June 29th. The national meeting will take place at Howard University in Washington, D.C. and in a break with the typical cancer meeting, the focus is on cancer, not a specific type of cancer. This is consistent with the focus of the Moonshot – reducing barriers to communications across fields and specific cancers, as well as encouraging data sharing.
The meeting in Washington is not the only Summit planned for June 29th. The Department of Health and Human Services is looking to coordinate a series of summits across the country. If you are interested in participating in such a meeting, you can let them know here.
The events are intended for a wide variety of stakeholders, including researchers, clinicians, cancer patients, caregivers, and others involved in fighting cancer and trying to understand it better.