Biden Cancer Initiative: Accelerating Progress in the Treatment of Cancer
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About The Event
Altru Institute is pleased to invite Greg Simon, President of the Biden Cancer Initiative, to discuss the progress being made towards its goal: a decade’s worth of advances in cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment, in five years.
He will also describe the national Biden Cancer Community Summit being held on September 21st. This summit will link a plenary session in Washington DC with community Town Halls all across America. These sessions will focus on the patient’s journey from prevention through a cancer diagnosis, treatment through survivorship, and determine what we must do to accelerate progress.
Before his post at President at the Biden Cancer Initiative, Greg Simon served as the Executive Director of the White House Cancer Moonshot Task Force, a position created by President Barack Obama and for which he was chosen by Vice President Joe Biden in March 2016. Over nine months, Greg and his team helped launch over seventy innovative collaborations. Greg returned to the White House after serving as Vice President Al Gore’s Chief Domestic Policy Advisor between 1993 and 1997.
Greg was the CEO of Poliwogg, a financial services company creating unique capital market opportunities in healthcare and life sciences. Previously, he was Senior Vice President for Worldwide Policy and Patient Engagement at Pfizer, co-founded with Michael Milken, FasterCures/ The Center for Accelerating Medical solutions, and with Leon and Debra Black co-founded the Melanoma Research Alliance. Greg is a cancer survivor, having been recently successfully treated for chronic lymphocytic leukemia.