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June 27, 2017 | 10:00 AM - 4:30 PM | JW Marriott

Summit Agenda

10:00am – 10:15am


Kim Thiboldeaux, CEO, Cancer Support Community

10:15am – 10:35am


Greg Simon, President, Biden Cancer Initiative

10:35am – 10:50am

Caregiver Perspective

Introduction: Patricia Goldsmith, CEO, CancerCare

Caregiver remarks - Chris Draft, President and Founder, The Chris Draft Family Foundation

10:50am – 11:30am

Blue Ribbon Panel Update Report

Doug Lowy, MD, Acting Director, National Cancer Institute NCI

Liz Jaffee, MD, Professor and Deputy Director for Translational Research, Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center, Blue Ribbon Panel Co-Chair

11:30am – 12:30pm

Panel 1: Improving Clinical Trials

Moderator: Jeff Allen, President & CEO, Friends of Cancer Research


Axel Hoos, MD, PhD, Oncology Head, GSK

Alicyn Campbell, Global Head, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research for Oncology, Genentech

Kara DeFrias, Former Cancer Moonshot Experience Design Director

Alice Chen, MD, Early Clinical Trials Development Program, NCI

Amy McKee, MD, Deputy Office Director (Acting), Office of Hematology & Oncology Products, FDA

12:30pm – 1:15pm

Networking Lunch & Poster Session

1:15pm – 2:15pm

Panel 2: Eliminating Disparities

Moderator: David Pugach, VP Federal Relations, ACS CAN


Patricia Doykos, PhD, Director, Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation

Gary Puckrein, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Minority Quality Forum

Joe Selby, MD, MPH, Executive Director, PCORI

Lauren Belive, Federal Government Relations Manager, Lyft

2:15pm – 3:15pm

Panel 3: Opportunities through Data Sharing

Moderator: Kathleen Gallagher, Sr. Director of Health Services Research & Outcomes, National Patient Advocate Foundation


Michael Fitzsimons, PhD, Genomic Data Commons User Services Manager, University of Chicago

Lauren Leiman, Executive Director, BloodPAC

Michael J. Kelley, MD, National Program Director for Oncology, Specialty Care Services, VHA

Ramy Ibrahim, MD, VP & Head of Research and Development, Parker Institute for Caner Immunotherapy

3:15pm – 4:05pm

Panel 4: Preventing Cancer

Moderator: Lisa Richardson, MD, MPH, Director, CDC Division of Cancer Prevention and Control


Elmer Huerta, MD, MPH, Director, Cancer Preventorium, MedStar Washington Hospital Center’s Washington Cancer Institute

Beth Meagher, Federal Strategy Leader, Deloitte Consulting, LLP

Debbie Saslow, PhD, Director, Cancer Control Intervention for HPV Vaccination & Womens Cancer, American Cancer Society

4:05pm – 4:25pm

The Way Forward: New Collaborations

Ramy Ibrahim, MD, VP & Head of Research and Development, Parker Institute for Caner Immunotherapy

4:25pm – 4:30pm


Kim Thiboldeaux, CEO, Cancer Support Community

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6:00pm – 8:00pm

Biden Cancer Initiative Reception

WeWork White House

1440 G Street NW, 8th Floor

Agenda for Cancer Moonshot: One Year Later

Press Release