Here in NJ running concurrently with the DC meeting we held a regional Cancer Moonshot Summit. As in DC advocates, insurance and pharmaceutical industry representatives, oncologists and others met at the Cancer Support Community Central New Jersey (CSCCNJ) to discuss the initiative. Cancer Support Community is a partner in the Moonshot Initiative lead by VP Joe Biden. The Regional Summit was co-sponsored by Rutgers Cancer Institute of NJ. This regional Summit was an excellent way for individuals to share their ideas and provide input to the White House Cancer Moonshot Initiative.
The NJ Summit included watching VP Biden's speech from DC and a panel discussion. The panel included D. Toppmeyer, MD Rutgers Cancer Institute of NJ, U. Dugan, MD, PhD Bristol Myers Squibb, E. Levine LCSW, W. Wengel III Aetna, D. Gonzalez, US Dept of Health and Human Services and myself.
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Photo courtesy of @RutgersCancer
I was honored to be a part of this initiative. I am usually the one Tweeting from conferences but multitasking at this event was a bit of a challenge. So I share this Tweet with you.
I have also submitted ideas to the Cancer Moonshot through the website. Do you have an idea? The site is live until July 1,2016Regional #CancerMoonshot summit: Dee Sparacio patient advoc. & survivor talks about the patient experience #CanServe pic.twitter.com/ye3D5jLTdN— RutgersCancerInstNJ (@RutgersCancer) June 29, 2016
As VP Biden said "This is Urgent" and I agree . This initiative gives me hope that we will develop a screening test.
Every Day is a Blessing!