Dr. Gary Gilliland
President and director
National Cancer Moonshot Initiative
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:
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