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Cancer Moonshot: One Year Later

Cancer Moonshot: One Year Later

June 27, 2017, 10am – 4:30pm
JW Marriott
Washington, DC

10:00am – 10:15am  Welcome 

  • Kim Thiboldeaux, CEO, Cancer Support Community

10:15am – 10:30am  Patient Perspective

  • Introduction: Patricia Goldsmith, CEO, CancerCare
  • Patient remarks- Marin Mazzie

10:30am – 10:50am  Keynote

  • Greg Simon, Executive Director, Biden Cancer Initiative

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, Oncology Head, GSK
  • Alicyn Campbell, Global Head, Patient-Centered Outcomes Research for Oncology, Genentech
  • Kara DeFrias, Former Cancer Moonshot Digital Director
  • Alice Chen, MD, Early Clinical Trials Development Program, NCI
  • Amy McKee, MD, Deputy Office Director (Acting), Office of Hematology & Oncology, 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, Director, Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation
  • Gary Puckrein, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Minority Quality Forum
  • Joe Selby, Executive Director, PCORI
  • Omar Nagji, Health Systems and Provider Initiatives, 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, 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, VP & Head of Research and Development, Parker Institute for Caner Immunotherapy

4:25pm – 4:30pm  Closing

  • Kim Thiboldeaux, CEO, Cancer Support Community