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  • Biden Cancer Initiative Launched

    Learn more about how we can work together to accelerate progress through the Biden Cancer Initiative with patients as the focus of our mission.

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  • Board of Directors Named

    Get to know the leaders and experts who will be guiding the Biden Cancer Initiative.

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  • Cancer Moonshot Task Force

    Read about the work accomplished under Vice President Biden’s leadership to double the rate of progress in our cancer fight.

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Mission

The Biden Cancer Initiative mission is to develop and drive implementation of solutions to accelerate progress in cancer prevention, detection, diagnosis, research, and care, and to reduce disparities in cancer outcomes.

 

Leadership

The Biden Cancer Initiative is led by esteemed leaders and experts in the fields of medical research, patient care, information technology, finance, management, patient engagement, patient experience and public policy.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Joseph R. Biden, Jr., Co-Chair

Jill Biden, Ed.D., Co-Chair

David B. Agus, M.D.

David G. Bradley

Carol L. Brown, M.D.

Jimmy “Taboo” Gomez

Julie Papanek Grant, M.B.A., M.Phil.

Elizabeth Jaffee, M.D.

Howard Krein, M.D., Ph.D.

Eric S. Lander, Ph.D.

Todd Park

Gregory C. Simon, J.D.

Kim Thiboldeaux

Jeffrey Zients

BIDEN CANCER INITIATIVE STAFF

Gregory C. Simon, J.D.
President, Biden Cancer Initiative

Danielle Carnival, Ph.D.
Vice President, Biden Cancer Initiative

Katie Collins
Program Director, Biden Cancer Initiative

 

Action Plan

A ROADMAP TO END CANCER AS WE KNOW IT

In his 2016 State of the Union address, President Obama called on Vice President Biden to lead a new, national “Cancer Moonshot” to dramatically accelerate efforts to prevent, diagnose, and treat cancer — to achieve a decade of progress in five years. The resulting Cancer Moonshot Task Force brought together under the leadership of Vice President Biden, convened all Federal agencies that touch the cancer experience and fostered over seventy private sector collaborations to focus on transforming cancer research and care.

Through the Biden Cancer Initiative, Vice President Biden and Dr. Biden strengthen their commitment to inject a sense of urgency into our cancer research and care enterprise and to catalyze organizations and individuals to reimagine how the government, academia, non-profits and the private sector can better organize their resources and systems to collaborate to take on cancer.

The Initiative will work closely with patients and patient organizations, cancer researchers, cancer centers, research universities, governments and the private and philanthropic sectors to identify and address the critical issues in cancer prevention, research and care to drive new actions and collaborations toward ending cancer as we know it.

News

Joe and Jill Biden: We’re Changing How We Fight Cancer
JUNE 26, 2017 | JOE & JILL BIDEN, TIME

Biden Cancer Initiative Launched to End Cancer as We Know It
JUNE 26, 2017 | BIDEN CANCER INITIATIVE

At Dedication of Buffett Cancer Center, Joe Biden calls for a “sense of urgency” in fight against disease
MAY 25, 2017 | JULIE ANDERSON, OMAHA WORLD-HERALD

Joe Biden: “What I learned is that there’s hope”
MAY 24, 2017 | JAMES WILCOX, ABC OMAHA LOCAL NEWS

Joe Biden and Dr. David Agus cancer initiative, impact of budget cuts
MAY 3, 2017 | CBS THIS MORNING

“We Should No Longer Be Willing to Postpone”
MAY 3, 2017 | CLIFTON LEAF, FORTUNE

34 Leaders Who Are Changing Health Care
APRIL 20, 2017 | FORTUNE STAFF, FORTUNE

Biden attacks Trump’s proposed cuts to medical research
APRIL 3, 2017 | LAURIE MCGINLEY, THE WASHINGTON POST

Biden decries “draconian cuts” to NIH in Trump’s proposed budget
APRIL 3, 2017 | MEGHANA KESHAVAN, STAT

Biden: Cancer Moonshot has ‘evolved from program to movement
APRIL 3, 2017 | ALEXANDRA TODAK, HEALIO

Joe Biden Returns to the Spotlight With Terrific SXSW Speech
MARCH 13, 2017 | MARCUS GILMER, MASHABLE

Fighting Cancer Must Have “The Urgency Of Now” Says Joe Biden
MARCH 12, 2017 | HARRY MCCRACKEN, FAST COMPANY

Joe Biden Delivers Tearful SXSW Speech About Curing Cancer
MARCH 12, 2017 | RAMIN SETOODEH, VARIETY

Biden Foundation Announces Key Policy Staff Hires
FEBRUARY 10, 2017 | THE BIDEN FOUNDATION

 

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Contact Us

For additional information about Biden Cancer Initiative programming and to learn how you can collaborate with us, please contact:

BIDEN CANCER INITIATIVE
P.O. Box 14440
Washington, D.C. 20044

MEDIA INQUIRIES:
Email: [email protected]

PROGRAMMING INQUIRIES:
Email: [email protected]

GENERAL INQUIRIES:
Email: [email protected]

 

Photos by: David Lienemann, The White House
News Photo by: Mindy Best, Getty Images