September 21, 2018


Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden are hosting the national Biden Cancer Summit to drive the urgency of now by promoting new solutions, bringing together problem solvers, and telling stories that epitomize what it means to be cancer FIERCE. The Summit in D.C. is the flagship event of more than 450 Biden Cancer Community Summits convening throughout September 21st, all focused on improving the cancer journey for patients, their families, and caregivers.


community summits


new commitments


global portals


video modules


working sessions

Watch live: Tune in right here for these sessions

9:00–9:55 a.m. ET
Spotlight Talks: The Cancer Journey
In a series of talks grounded in the realities of the cancer journey, speakers will bring to life stories of strength, resilience, and tenacity told through the prism of a broad range of cancer experiences.
Keynote Speaker Dr. Jill Biden

9:55–10:40 a.m. ET
From Fear to Fierce
A discussion among people going through their respective unique cancer journeys, connected by the strength of their resolve to turn cancer fears into cancer fierce.

12:50–1:45 pm
State of Innovation in Cancer Care and Research
Innovation is a theme that is weaved throughout the Summit program and the work of the Biden Cancer Initiative. This panel provides a pulse on the current state of innovation – what some of the most transformative ideas are, where these are coming from, who’s driving greater adoption, and how do we double the rate of progress.

Turning Ideas into Action
Summing up the highlights from working sessions throughout the day, we will focus on ideas ready to be acted upon, collaborations needed to happen, and opportunities within our reach to accelerate progress against cancer.

4:30–5:00 pm
Keynote: Ending Cancer as We Know It
Vice President Joe Biden, Co-Chair, Biden Cancer Initiative

Hosted by Co-Chair of the Biden Cancer Initiative, Vice President Joe Biden, and featuring world-class experts in cancer prevention, treatment, care, and survivorship answering questions from a broad-based audience.

You don’t have to be there to be part of the conversation. You can ask your question by using the hashtag #BidenCancerSummit on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

Ways to Participate

 Virtual Town Hall

Throughout the day, experts in cancer prevention, treatment, care, and survivorship will hold “Urgency of Now Conversations” on twitter.

Tweet your question to @BidenCancer using #BidenCancerSummit.

 Shared Studios Portal

Immerse yourself in the Biden Cancer Summit conversation by visiting any of the 38 audiovisual portals around the planet.

Learn More

Join the conversation online

For up-to-date information and conversations, follow us on these channels and use #BidenCancerSummit

Biden Cancer Community Summits

In more than 450 communities, people are stepping up to host summits and bring together people from all walks of life to have a conversation about the cancer journey.

Because the only way to make these discussions relevant is to make it resonate in places where we live, work, learn, and play.

Throughout the day, we will have a shared cancer narrative and action plan emerge that ties us all together, fierce in our commitment to improve the cancer journey for all.

Planning ToolkitVideo Modules

*represents approximate summit locations

Join Our Cause

Together, we can challenge the system with transformative solutions needed to end cancer as we know it.  Together, we can make hope real.


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