Moonshot Summit

National Cancer Moonshot Initiative

Moonshot Summit

Participants of the Cancer Moonshot Summit at Fred Hutch in Seattle. Speakers and attendees included scientists, physicians and other top minds from the Hutch and it’s partners,Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, UW Medicine, Seattle Children’s Hospital and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Region 10.

Photo by Robert Hood / Fred Hutch News Service

On Wednesday, June 29, Vice President Joe Biden and thousands of people affected by cancer — researchers, oncologists, patients, caregivers, policymakers, friends and family, and more —participated in Cancer Moonshot Summit activities around the country.

The vice president convened a Cancer Moonshot Summit at Howard University in Washington, D.C. Fred Hutch President and Director Dr. Gary Gilliland and accomplished Fred Hutch proteomics researcher Dr. Amanda Paulovich were in attendance.

A number of regional summits were held, including one hosted at our Seattle campus. Fred Hutch and partners — Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, UW Medicine, Seattle Children’s Hospital and the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Region 10.  Participants shared updates and discussed efforts to accelerate progress in cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care.

The Cancer Moonshot Summit series is inspired by the vice president’s goal to engage conversations in communities across the United States. These summits were the first time individuals and organizations representing the entire cancer community convened under the national charge to double the rate of progress toward a cure.

Our program featured a live-streamed address from Vice President Biden, and more than 100 representatives from government, research, academia and industry attended. The event included key presentations and breakout sessions geared toward solving the complexities and strengthening our alliances. Topics included:

  • Enhancing Care and Access
  • Financing Cancer Cures
  • Strengthening Prevention and Diagnosis
  • Unleashing the Power of Data
  • Advancing Research Discoveries and Catalyzing Scientific
  • Breakthroughs

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Dr. Gary Gilliland
President and director, Fred Hutch

Christine Gregoire
Board of Trustees, Fred Hutch

Dr. Fred Appelbaum
Deputy Director, Fred Hutch
President, SCCA

Matthew Trunnell
Chief Information Officer, Fred Hutch

In Attendance - Washington D.C.

Dr. Gary Gilliland
President and director
Fred Hutch

Dr. Amanda Paulovich
Member, Clinical Research Division
Director, Early Detection Initiative

Key Presenters - Seattle

Dr. Fred Appelbaum
Deputy Director,
Fred Hutch
President, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance

Susan Johnson
Region 10 Director
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Matthew Trunnell
Chief Information Officer
Fred Hutch

Christine Gregoire
Former Wash. State Governor, Board of Trustees
Fred Hutch

Dr. Julie Park
Fellowship Program Director
Seattle Children’s Hospital

Dr. Paul Ramsey
UW Medicine