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Cancer 101 Congressional Briefing

Several weeks ago I had the opportunity to participate in a Congressional Briefing as part of the NCCR’s Cancer 101 and the Cancer Moonshot. Here are some photos from the (amazing) experience as well as video of the entire briefing. It’s a slog (not a brief briefing) but I must say that my fellow panelists were stellar and you may learn a thing or two. As for me, I simply did my best to represent the patient viewpoint.

Speakers appearing at the the National Coalition for Cancer Research “Cancer 101” Congressional Briefing Series event: The Cancer “Moonshot” Initiative: New Frontiers in Cancer Exploration at Russell Senate Office Building in Washington, DC, on Monday, April 25, 2016. Left to right are Wendy K.D. Selig, President of National Coalition for Cancer Research, Sandra Horning, M.D., Chief Medical Officer and head of Global Product Development at Genentech, San Francisco, California, Michael B. Atkins, M.D., Deputy Director of Georgetown-Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Washington, D.C., Elizabeth Blackburn, Ph.D., Nobel Laureate, and President of The Salk Institute, La Jolla, California, event moderator, Richard L. Schilsky, M.D., FACP, FASCO, Chief Medical Officer, American Society of Clinical Oncology, Linnea Olson, Lung Cancer Survivor, Participant in numerous clinical trials, Artist, Boston, Massachusetts; and Otis W. Brawley, M.D., FACP, Chief Medical Officer of the American Cancer Society, Atlanta, Georgia, at right. The roundtable discussion focused on President Obama's "moonshot" Initiative to galvanize cancer research and patient communities to achieve 10 years of research in 5 years (Alan Lessig/)

Speakers appearing at the the National Coalition for Cancer Research “Cancer 101” Congressional Briefing Series event: The Cancer “Moonshot” Initiative: New Frontiers in Cancer Exploration at Russell Senate Office Building in Washington, DC, on Monday, April 25, 2016.
Left to right are Wendy K.D. Selig, President of National Coalition for Cancer Research, Sandra Horning, M.D., Chief Medical Officer and head of Global Product Development at Genentech, San Francisco, California, Michael B. Atkins, M.D., Deputy Director of Georgetown-Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Washington, D.C., Elizabeth Blackburn, Ph.D., Nobel Laureate, and President of The Salk Institute, La Jolla, California, event moderator, Richard L. Schilsky, M.D., FACP, FASCO, Chief Medical Officer, American Society of Clinical Oncology, Linnea Olson, Lung Cancer Survivor, Participant in numerous clinical trials, Artist, Boston, Massachusetts; and Otis W. Brawley, M.D., FACP, Chief Medical Officer of the American Cancer Society, Atlanta, Georgia, at right.
The roundtable discussion focused on President Obama’s “moonshot” Initiative to galvanize cancer research and patient communities to achieve 10 years of research in 5 years (Alan Lessig/)

Linnea Olson, Lung Cancer Survivor, Participant in numerous clinical trials, and Artist, from Boston, Massachusetts speaks during the National Coalition for Cancer Research “Cancer 101” Congressional Briefing Series event: The Cancer “Moonshot” Initiative: New Frontiers in Cancer Exploration at Russell Senate Office Building in Washington, DC, on Monday, April 25, 2016. The roundtable discussion focused on President Obama's "moonshot" Initiative to galvanize cancer research and patient communities to achieve 10 years of research in 5 years (Alan Lessig/)

(Alan Lessig/)

Linnea Olson, Lung Cancer Survivor, Participant in numerous clinical trials, Artist, Boston, Massachusetts answers questions during the National Coalition for Cancer Research “Cancer 101” Congressional Briefing Series event: The Cancer “Moonshot” Initiative: New Frontiers in Cancer Exploration at Russell Senate Office Building in Washington, DC, on Monday, April 25, 2016. The roundtable discussion focused on President Obama's "moonshot" Initiative to galvanize cancer research and patient communities to achieve 10 years of research in 5 years (Alan Lessig/)

(Alan Lessig/)