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MAY 2022


Wednesday, May 11, 9:30 AM ET – 12:00 PM ET

The White House will convene a Cancer Moonshot Goals Forum, including leadership from members of the Cancer Cabinet, bringing together federal departments, agencies, and other White House components to address cancer on multiple fronts. This forum will provide an opportunity for the private sector, foundations, academic institutions, healthcare providers, and Americans to discuss the very latest efforts to reduce the deadly impact of cancer and improve patient experiences in the diagnosis, treatment, and survival of cancer across the seven pillars of how we know cancer today. President Biden re-ignited the Cancer Moonshot in February, and identified it in his State of the Union address as part of a unity agenda for the nation.

WHAT: The White House will host a forum to drive action towards the President’s goal of ending cancer as we know it today. Danielle Carnival (White House Cancer Moonshot Coordinator) will welcome participants to the event, followed by opening remarks from Alondra Nelson (performing the duties of Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy). Cancer Cabinet leadership will participate in fireside chats on driving innovation in prevention and therapies and preventing cancer. There will also be testimonials from people living with cancer, survivors, and caregivers focused on specific areas to prioritize progress.


  • Denis McDonough, U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs
  • Alondra Nelson, Deputy Assistant to the President and head of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy
  • Francis Collins, Acting Science Advisor to the President
  • Cat Oakar, Special Assistant to the President for Community Public Health and Disparities
  • Andrea Palm, Deputy Secretary for Health and Human Services
  • Stephen Cha, Department of Health and Human Services Counselor to the Secretary
  • Danielle Carnival, White House Cancer Moonshot Coordinator
  • Chavonda Jacobs-Young, Administrator, U.S. Department of Agriculture-Agriculture Research Service

WHERE:  The Cancer Moonshot Goals Forum will be conducted as a hybrid event. The livestream for members of the public and press can be found at

CONTACT: For more information and to engage with the Cancer Moonshot effort, please visit: Cancer Moonshot. For press inquiries related to this event or OSTP’s work on Cancer Moonshot, please email


The Cancer Cabinet is a central driver of President Biden’s vision for a whole-of-government approach to ending cancer as we know it. On Wednesday, Federal agencies and departments that are part of the Cancer Cabinet will host a series of virtual roundtable discussions to inform and advance Cancer Moonshot priorities.

Achieving the bold goals laid out by the President with his re-ignition of the Cancer Moonshot in February will take all of us. Progress will be informed by patients, caregivers, and families and made by all parts of the oncology community and beyond. These Cancer Moonshot Community Conversations will provide venues for the private sector, foundations, academic institutions, healthcare providers, and all Americans to join the mission of reducing the deadly impact of cancer and improving patient experiences in the diagnosis, treatment, and survival of cancer.

WHAT: Cancer Moonshot Community Conversations are a series of virtual events hosted by the Cancer Cabinet Federal agencies and departments.

WHEN: Throughout the day on Wednesday, May 4, 2022

SESSIONS: Registration is required for some individual sessions, click on the link to learn more

10:00 –11:00 AMWhite House Gender Policy Council The Intersection of Gender Equity and Cancer Care and Prevention (recording available later)
11:00 – 12:00 PMCenters for Disease Control and PreventionPerspectives on Cancer and the Environment
11:00 – 12:00 PMFood and Drug AdministrationMoving on Equity: OCE Expands Diversity Initiative
12:00 – 1:00 PMNational Cancer Institute/National Institutes of HealthDoubling Clinical Trials Accrual
1:00 – 2:00 PMDepartment of Health and Human ServicesEngaging Patients and Communities on Tobacco Cessation
1:00 – 2:00 PMDepartment of DefenseCancer Health Equity and Military-Relevant Environmental Exposures
2:00 – 3:00 PMHealth Resources and Services AdministrationAdvancing Equity in Cancer Prevention in Primary Care and Rural Health Settings
3:00 – 4:00 PMDepartment of AgriculturePreventing Cancer through Healthy Eating
3:00 – 4:00 PMCenters for Medicare & Medicaid ServicesPatient Experience and Access in Cancer Care, with a focus on Inequities
4:00 – 5:00 PMDepartment of Veterans AffairsAiming for the Moon(shot): Accelerating Lung Cancer Care & Research

CONTACT:  Information requests and press inquiries about specific events should be sent directly to the individual departments and agencies. To schedule interviews about the Cancer Moonshot and the Cancer Cabinet, please email

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