Experts Gathering To Mark National Cancer Prevention Day

Less Cancer Campaign Convening Specialists and Advocates at U.S. Capitol to Discuss Stopping Cancer Before It Starts

Feb 02, 2016, 20:04 ET from The Less Cancer Campaign

WASHINGTON, Feb. 2, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Scientists, doctors, legislators, advocates and industry experts will gather at the U.S. Capitol on February 4 to discuss the latest developments in cancer prevention and mark the fifth annual National Cancer Prevention Day. This annual gathering offers a cross-discipline exchange of insights on preventing cancer.

Speakers will include Congressman Charlie Dent, Congresswoman Debbie Dingell, Congressman Steve Israel, and Congressman Tim Murphy. Reps. Dingell and Murphy will also call to order the first-ever meeting of the bipartisan Congressional Cancer Prevention Caucus which they founded in 2015. The caucus will provide a forum for Members of Congress, their staffs, the medical community, and the public to advance discussions around lifestyle and environmental factors that help to prevent cancer.


Discussions about stopping cancer before it starts, including prominent speakers and a panel discussion led by Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D.

John Groopman, PhD will deliver the Ronald B. Herberman, M.D. Memorial Lecture

Congressman Charlie Dent will be the 2016 Elsie Hillman Speaker


9:00 a.m. Doors Open
February 4, 2016


Cannon Building – Cannon Caucus Room
27 Independence Avenue SE
Washington, DC

Streamed live on YouTube:


Participants in National Cancer Prevention Day at the U.S. Capitol will include:

Congressman Charlie Dent 2016 Elsie Hillman Speaker
Charlie Dent has served Pennsylvania's 15th District since 2005. Congressman Dent was chosen to be the Chairman of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Military Construction and Veterans Affairs and named Chairman of the House Ethics Committee.

Congresswoman Debbie Dingell represents Michigan's 12th District in the U.S. House of Representatives and is the founder and co-chair of the bipartisan Congressional Cancer Prevention Cau­cus. An active civic and community leader, Dingell is a recognized national advocate for women and children and is the founder, and past chair, of the National Women's Health Resource Center and the Children's Inn at the National Institutes of Health.

Congressman Steve Israel While speaking to the House Democratic Caucus, former President Bill Clinton called Congressman Israel "one of the most thoughtful people in the House of Representatives." Israel serves on the House Cancer Caucus and is known as a relentless advocate for middle-class families and veterans.

Congressman Tim Murphy, Ph.D. represents the 18th District of Pennsylvania. He is Co-chair of the Cancer Prevention Caucus and the Mental Health Caucus.

Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D. Moderator and Curator of Medical and Scientific Content;
Margaret I. Cuomo, M.D., the author of "A World Without Cancer," is a board-certified radiologist. She is a contributor and a member of the Medical Review Board for the Huffington Post, and other publications nationally.

Meghan L. O'Hara Recipient of Less Cancer's Leadership Award
Meghan is a producer, director, writer of many award-winning films, including SICKO, Fahrenheit 911 and Bowling for Columbine. In 2015, Meghan released The C Word, a documentary film on the revolution in cancer prevention.

John D. Groopman, Ph.D. 2016 Ronald B. Herberman, Memorial Speaker
Dr. John Groopman is the Anna M. Baetjer Professor of Environmental Health at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health and the Associate Director for Cancer Prevention and Control at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center in the School of Medicine.

About Less Cancer
The Less Cancer Campaign is an effort of the Next Generation Choices Foundation. Formed in 2004 in response to the escalating incidences of cancer, the organization is committed to cancer prevention and breaking the cycle on increased incidence of cancer.


SOURCE The Less Cancer Campaign