Cancer Research Policy Forum to be Held at Moffitt Cancer Center

The American Association for Cancer Research and Moffitt Cancer Center, with support from U.S. Representatives Gus Bilirakis (FL-12) and Kathy Castor (FL-14) and the Association of American Cancer Institutes, will host a forum on March 7, 2016, at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida. The forum will feature National Cancer Institute Acting Director Douglas R. Lowy, MD.

Titled, "Progress, Promise and Challenges in the Era of Precision Medicine", the policy forum will describe how federally funded research is contributing to the groundbreaking cancer research happening at institutions across the United States and specifically at Moffitt. A group of expert panelists, including Moffitt Cancer Center director and AACI board member, Thomas A. Sellers, PhD, MPH, will discuss progress being made in cancer research and treatment, the importance of robust and predictable increases in funding for the National Institutes of Health, as well as special initiatives such as the national cancer initiative to be led by Vice President Joe Biden, and the Obama administrationís Precision Medicine Initiative.

The event will be streamed live. To register for the event please visit: surveymonkey.com/r/ZZ3W2DT