UA Cancer Center to Host Regional Summit for White House Cancer Moonshot

On June 29, U.S. Vice President Joe Biden is convening a nationwide Cancer Moonshot Summit, including conversations in communities across the United States. U.S. Vice President Joe BidenThese conversations, or Regional Summits, will be the first time that individuals and organizations representing the entire cancer community and beyond—researchers, oncologists, care providers, philanthropists, data and tech experts, advocates, patients and survivors—will all convene under the national charge to double the rate of progress toward a cure.

The University of Arizona Cancer Center (UACC) has been invited to participate as a host site for the Summit, and we would like to invite you to participate with your local community as the Cancer Center and the nation share updates and discuss efforts to accelerate progress in cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care. The Summit will include opening remarks from the UA’s Cancer Center Director Andrew S. Kraft, MD, lunch, connection with the national summit via live streaming to hear from the Vice President, slide show, and roundtable discussions facilitated by some of UACC’s cancer experts.

The goals of the Summit are to:

  • Spur discussions throughout the country about the Moonshot Initiative, current work around cancer, and the potential for new collaborations
  • Increase understanding of and participation in the Moonshot Initiative
  • Create a formal mechanism for individuals and organizations representing all types of cancers to have direct engagement with the Moonshot Initiative
  • Generate ideas and commitments to accelerate cures and end cancer as we know it

     Where & When:

     • University of Arizona Cancer Center - Kiewit Auditorium
     • Wednesday, June 29 from 11:30am-4pm
     • Lunch Provided
     • Parking will be provided.

       (Directions & other specifics to follow upon RSVP – see below) 

Now is a great time to meet up with University of Arizona Cancer Center researchers, cancer care providers, and other supporters in your community to share stories, generate new individual and organization commitments, and get ready for the work ahead. More information about the Moonshot can be found here: 

Please RSVP to Deb McDonnell: We must have your confirmation on attending for planning purposes. If you are unable to attend, you are welcome to send anyone who has a professional or personal interest in helping find a cure for cancer. Please have them RSVP as well.

Media Contact: David Mogollon

Release Date: 
06/21/2016 - 10:00am