Honoring Senator John McCain, FDA’s Dr. Richard Pazdur and Center for American Progress President Neera Tanden
On September 20, 2012, leaders from government, advocacy, business and science came together to celebrate Friends of Cancer Research (Friends) and the accomplishments of great leaders in our field.
Each year Friends takes the opportunity at this event to acknowledge great contributions to the cancer research community. Past honorees include: Secretary Kathleen Sebelius, Senator Orrin Hatch, Senator Edward Kennedy, secretary Michael Levitt, Senator Daniel Inouye, Senator Judd Gregg, Dr. Francis Collins, Ambassador Nancy Brinker, Senator Arlen Specter and Congressman John Dingell.
This year, Friends honored Senator John McCain, FDA’s Dr. Richard Pazdur and Center for American Progress President Neera Tanden for their steadfast support of biomedical research, advocacy for patients and their families, and commitment to the health and well being of the American people.
Dr. Margaret Hamburg, Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), provided a perspective on the close and productive relationship between the agencies and Friends of Cancer Research over the last 16 years.
All of us at Friends of Cancer Research would like to thank our Board of Directors, our supporters, colleagues and collaborators from academia, industry and advocacy for another incredible year of progress. We are deeply appreciative of all your have done to help grow Friends to the incredible organization it is today.