Moffitt Cancer Center Wants Your Ideas at Local Cancer Moonshot Summit

June 22, 2016

MEDIA CONTACT:     
Lisa Chillura
813-745-1353
Lisa.Chillura@Moffitt.org 

Cancer Moonshot Summit 

Moffitt Cancer Center Wants Your Ideas at Local Cancer Moonshot Summit
Community invited to event being held in conjunction with Vice President Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot Summit in Washington, D.C. 

WHO:  Moffitt Cancer Center, the only National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center based in Florida, in conjunction with the White House Moonshot Taskforce, invites the community to participate in a Cancer Moonshot Summit. 

WHAT: Vice President Joe Biden is convening a Cancer Moonshot Summit in Washington, D.C., and simultaneously mobilizing conversations in communities across the country. These summits will be the first time that people and organizations representing the entire cancer community — patients, survivors, cancer advocates, researchers, oncologists, care providers, philanthropists, and data and tech experts — will all convene under the national charge to double the rate of progress toward a cure. 

Moffitt Cancer Center will host its own Cancer Moonshot Summit in conjunction with the Vice President’s event. Join Moffitt
Center Director Thomas Sellers, Ph.D., M.P.H., and other leading scientists as we highlight Moffitt’s top research initiatives and discuss efforts to accelerate progress in cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care. 

Participants also will view a broadcast by Vice President Biden from Washington, D.C., where he’ll be joined by William Dalton, Ph.D., M.D., CEO of Moffitt’s wholly owned subsidiary M2Gen.

The goal is to generate ideas from the community on collaborations and effective approaches to prevent and cure cancer. All ideas will be submitted to the White House Moonshot Taskforce. 

The event is free and open to the public. 

WHEN: Wednesday, June 29, 2-4 p.m. 

WHERE: Moffitt Cancer Center, Ted Couch Auditorium, 12902 Magnolia Drive, Tampa, FL 33612 

CONTACT: For more information or to RSVP for the summit, email PolicyForum@Moffitt.org. 

About Moffitt Cancer Center
Moffitt is dedicated to one lifesaving mission: to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. One of the three largest cancer centers in the United States based on patient volume, the Tampa-based facility is one of only 45 National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers, a distinction that recognizes Moffitt’s excellence in research, its contributions to clinical trials, prevention and cancer control. Moffitt is the top-ranked cancer hospital in Florida and has been listed in U.S. News & World Report as one of the “Best Hospitals” for cancer care since 1999. Moffitt devotes more than 2 million square feet to research and patient care. With more than 5,000 team members, Moffitt has an economic impact in the state of $2.1 billion. For more information, call 1-888-MOFFITT (1-888-663-3488), visit MOFFITT.org, and follow the Moffitt momentum on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

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