Cancer Moonshot Breakfast Panel

Message from the Associate Director: Brian Bolwell, MD

Thomas Donohue, President and CEO, US Chamber of Commerce, hosted a Cancer Moonshot Breakfast Panel in downtown Cleveland last Wednesday.

I participated in the panel, along with Toby Cosgrove, MD, President and CEO of Cleveland Clinic, Louis DeGennaro, PhD, CEO of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, and Freda Lewis-Hall, MD, Chief Medical Officer of Pfizer.

A spirited conversation covered a variety of topics, including opportunities in Cleveland from the Moonshot initiative, opportunities in prevention and screening (with special mention of the Case CCC MAPs smoking cessation initiative, and of Vice President Biden's visit to the Langston Hughes facility two weeks ago), the value of research today, given our current knowledge about immunology and genomics, the cost of care, and many other issues.

Members of the national chamber and several business leaders attended, and it was an excellent showcase for our efforts.

Brian Bolwell is Chairman of the Cleveland Clinic Taussig Cancer Institute; Associate Director for Taussig Cancer Institute, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center.