Minnesota Cancer Moonshot Launched

MN Cancer Moonshot Conference- June 29

MN Cancer Moonshot Conference- June 29

On June 29th the University of Minnesota hosted the Minnesota version of the Federal Government’ s new Cancer Moonshot initiated by President Obama and headed up by Vice President Biden.  Over 50 Minnesota cancer related organizations attended the summit.  A great delegation of RIS Leaders attended including Board Member Dr. Larry Seymour.  Here are his comments:

The Conference was held in 140 places around the country and featured a television address by VP Biden. Vice President Biden had this idea after the death of his son due to brain cancer. President Obama featured it in a Rose Garden address in January. It is to pool the resources of pharmacology, biotechnology companies, academic centers and community oncologists with the stated goal of finding vaccine based immunotherapies against cancer. It is supposed to allow rapid testing of immune therapy protocols.Read More