April 16 - 20, 2016
Ernest N. Morial Convention Center
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Abstract submission deadline: Wednesday, January 27
Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden addressed the cancer community at the AACR Annual Meeting 2016, during the "Highlights 2016: Vision for the Future" Plenary Session, Wednesday, April 20.
Watch the Webcast of the Vice President's remarks
Read the transcript of the Vice President's remarks
Watch the video tribute to the Vice President's leadership of the National Cancer Moonshot Initiative
Vice President Biden addressed nearly 4,000 attendees during the AACR Annual Meeting 2016 to thank the cancer research community for devoting their lives to cancer research and to encourage them to share their ideas to more quickly accelerate progress against cancer.
Biden told the assembled scientists, “There is more brain power in this room than exists in many countries. And we need you.” He added, “You’re the very best we have.”
Biden talked about the importance of removing barriers, fostering collaboration, and re-aligning incentives in cancer research to better serve patients.
The AACR thanks Vice President Biden for attending the Annual Meeting and for his leadership in proposing the National Cancer Moonshot initiative to end cancer as we know it.
[See the Washington Post ad thanking President Obama and Vice President Biden.]