The Congressional Pediatric Cancer Caucus will be hosting its first Childhood Cancer Summit on September 16, 2010 from 9am - 10:30am in 2325 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, DC. In recognition of September as Childhood Cancer Awareness month, the Pediatric Cancer Caucus, co-chaired by Joe Sestak (D-PA) an...d Michael McCaul (R-TX), is planning a summit to educate Members of Congress and staff on issues related to childhood cancer. This briefing will provide information on a variety of topics from research, to drug development, to survivorship.
Panels of experts will be presenting the information, including Dr. Susan Weiner, Children's Cause for Cancer Advocacy's
President and Founder, Cynthia Duncan, Director of Advocacy at CureSearch , Dr. Peter Adamson from Children's Oncology Group
, Nancy Goodman from KIDS V CANCER
, and doctors from Texas Children's Cancer Center, Children's Cancer Hospital at MD Anderson Cancer Center, St. Jude, Childrens Hospital of Philadelphia and Memorial Sloan Kettering.
These participants will address current legislation that promotes drug development and survivorship, as well as needed advancements in the field of childhood cancer to better treat and prevent this disease.
"Public are permitted to attend however seating/standing room are limited so please call" - Sestak's office is (202) 225-2011 and McCaul's office is 202-225-2401
If you can't attend, you can always write your reps to make sure they are members of the Caucus and support the Conquer Childhood Cancer Act - find your rep here: http://capwiz.com/curesearch/dbq/officials/?lvl=C