CLEVELAND, June 28, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On June 29, 2016, the Case Comprehensive Cancer Center, in partnership with the PBS Cleveland affiliate ideastream, will host "Cleveland Cancer Moonshot Summit - A Community Conversation."
The livestream event will occur simultaneously with a national summit on cancer research at Howard University hosted by Vice President Joe Biden in which Stan Gerson, MD, director of Case Comprehensive Cancer Center and University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center, will participate. The parallel Cleveland event will allow members of the local cancer community to take part in a similar discussion to the one in Washington, D.C. Participants, including scientists, cancer survivors, nurses, and physicians, will focus on cancer prevention and research.
Join the conversation from 9:30am - 12:00pm at the livestream link: https://ovee.itvs.org/screenings/20nzx
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What: "Moonshot - A Community Conversation"
When: 9:30 am – 12:00 pm; June 29th, 2016
Where: Civic Commons, 1375 Euclid Ave, Cleveland, Ohio
"The Moonshot is intended to accelerate cancer discoveries for patient benefit and accomplish in five years what might have taken ten," said Stan Gerson, MD, director of Case Comprehensive Cancer Center and Seidman Cancer Center at University Hospitals. "To be successful, we need to deepen community involvement and to develop priorities and strategies which combat cancer."
About Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
Case Comprehensive Cancer Center is an NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center located at Case Western Reserve University. The center, which has been continuously funded since 1987, integrates the cancer research activities of the largest biomedical research and health care institutions in Ohio – Case Western Reserve, University Hospitals (UH) Case Medical Center and the Cleveland Clinic. It is led by Stanton Gerson, MD, Asa and Patricia Shiverick-Jane Shiverick (Tripp) Professor of Hematological Oncology, director of the National Center for Regenerative Medicine, Case Western Reserve, and director of the Seidman Cancer Center at UH Case Medical Center.
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SOURCE Case Western Reserve University