Thursday, October 4, 2018
Capitol Visitor Center, Room SVC 203-02
On behalf of the House Cancer Caucus, we wanted to bring to your attention a lunch briefing hosted by One Voice Against Cancer (OVAC), a coalition of public interest groups representing millions of cancer researchers, patients, survivors and their families. This briefing, “On the Horizon: Opportunities & Challenges in Cancer Research,” will highlight the progress that has already been made in the fight against cancer while also outlining those challenges still left to be addressed.
The lunch briefing will feature the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) Director, Dr. Ned Sharpless. As you may remember, Dr. Sharpless was appointed the head of NCI in October of 2017. Already in his short tenure he has clearly outlined the goals for NCI
and shown leadership and vision. We believe this briefing will give you and your staff a sense of where we are in cancer research and what is still left to do.
Brian Higgins Kevin Yoder Derek Kilmer
Member of Congress Member of Congress Member of Congress