NEW ORLEANS — The American Association for Cancer Research is pleased to announce that Vice President Joe Biden will deliver remarks on Wednesday, April 20, during the AACR Annual Meeting "Highlights 2016: Vision for the Future" Plenary Session, which will also be available via live webcast. The AACR Annual Meeting brings together the greatest minds in cancer research and will convene nearly 20,000 stakeholders from research, health care, academia, industry, government, and advocacy, all dedicated to propelling cancer research forward.
Vice President Biden will address the broader cancer research community, which will include a large segment of laboratory, translational, and clinical researchers; population scientists; other health care professionals; and patient advocates who are members of the AACR, as well as a national and international audience via the webcast.
Hosting Biden at the AACR Annual Meeting 2016 builds upon the AACR's thought leadership in this national effort to cure cancer. Prior to the announcement of the vice president's cancer initiative, 15 distinguished AACR leaders and members representing 10 medical institutions and nine states met with Biden's staff to discuss areas of considerable promise in cancer research including precision medicine, immunotherapy, and potential collaboration around big data, citing AACR's Project GENIE as an example. Shortly thereafter, Biden invited the AACR's president and two past presidents to provide their thoughts and guidance at a special session, "Cancer Moonshot: A Call to Action," at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Since then, Biden has continued to meet with AACR members as he tours cancer centers throughout the U.S.
When: Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Where: Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, New Orleans, Louisiana
Additional details to follow.