WASHINGTON — Vice President Joe Biden will bring together scientists, oncologists, donors and patients for a national conference on cancer research in Washington, the White House said Tuesday.
Dubbed the “National Cancer Moonshot Summit,” the daylong conference is intended to galvanize Biden’s final-year push to double the pace of research toward curing cancer. The summit is scheduled for June 29 at Howard University, and the White House said it planned to organize dozens of regional summits on the same day in communities far from the capital.
Though there have been cancer conferences before, the White House said Biden’s summit will be the first to focus broadly on the more than 100 types of cancer, rather than on one specific form of the disease. Read more at Daily Journal