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Virtual Congressional Briefing: AACR Cancer Progress Report 2021

RELEASE OF THE 2021 AACR CANCER PROGRESS REPORT

OCTOBER 13, 2021
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM EST

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This 11th edition of the annual report illustrates how the dedicated efforts of individuals working across the spectrum of cancer science and medicine are constantly powering the translation of new research discoveries into lifesaving advances for people in the United States and around the world. The report is the cornerstone of the AACR’s efforts to educate the public about cancer and the importance of biomedical research, as well as to advocate for increased federal funding for the NIH, NCI, FDA, and CDC. This year’s report includes a special section on the 50th anniversary of the National Cancer Act of 1971.

WELCOME

Margaret Foti, PhD, MD (hc)
Chief Executive Officer of the AACR
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

KEYNOTE

David A. Tuveson, MD, PhD, FAACR
AACR President 2021-2022 and Chair,
AACR Cancer Progress Report 2021
Roy J. Zuckerberg Professor of Cancer Research
Director, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Cancer Center
Cold Spring Harbor, New York

NCI DIRECTOR REMARKS

Norman E. “Ned” Sharpless, MD
Director, National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Bethesda, Maryland

REMARKS

Helen E. Heslop, MD, DSc (Hon)
Member, AACR Cancer Progress Report 2021
Steering Committee
Professor, Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics
Director, Center for Cell and Gene Therapy
Interim Director, Dan L. Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center
Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas

LIVE Q&A WITH PANEL

Moderator: David A. Tuveson, MD, PhD, FAACR

Panelists:
Norman E. “Ned” Sharpless, MD
Helen E. Heslop, MD, DSC (Hon)
Bryan Chagolla | Survivor of gastric cancer, Monterey Park, California
Susan Falbo | Survivor of mesothelioma, Shadyside, Ohio