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Panel at Cancer Research Policy Forum Discuss Funding Needs

March 08, 2016

Cancer-Research-Policy-Forum.jpg Moffitt, along with the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR), hosted the Cancer Research Policy Forum in the Ted Couch Auditorium.

Moffitt Cancer Center and the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) hosted the Cancer Research Policy Forum in the Ted Couch Auditorium on Monday, March 7. 

Attendees heard from a panel of speakers that included NCI Acting Director Dr. Douglas R. Lowy, Congressman Gus Bilirakis, Congresswoman Kathy Castor, Dr. William Dalton, Dr. Thomas Sellers and Jacqueline Smitha 37-year-old Moffitt patient who has twice been diagnosed with melanoma

Topics included the Obama administration’s Precision Medicine and ‘moonshot’ initiatives, priorities for the NCI in 2016, congressional efforts such as the 21st Century Cures legislation, and the progress in cancer research and treatment.