LIBRARY OF CONGRESS News:
The Library of Congress will host its annual Cancer Moonshot panel discussion online, 10:30 a.m.-noon (EST) Tuesday, Dec. 6.
Led by the Health Services Division at the Library, the virtual event will bring together leading scientists and a White House representative to discuss advances in cancer prevention, detection and treatment.
Please register here. Registration is required and is limited to 1,000 participants.
Confirmed panelists include:
- Dr. G.P. Yeh, who leads a cross-disciplinary research and medical team at Illinois-based International Particle Therapy Inc., that has developed high-precision particle therapy;
- Dr. Hans-Georg Rammensee, a global leader in immunogenetics based in Germany, who will discuss cancer vaccines his group has developed;
- Dr. Louis Weiner, director of Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, who will discuss the choices available for detecting and treating various cancers;
- Dr. Danielle Carnival, White House Cancer Moonshot coordinator who works to advance the goals and progress of the Cancer Moonshot initiative;
About the Cancer Moonshoot
The Cancer Moonshot Initiative, launched in 2016 and funded by Congress, seeks to reduce the cancer death rate by at least 50 percent over the next 25 years and improve the lives of people with cancer and cancer survivors. Through this initiative, the National Cancer Institute, lead agency in this effort, aims to broaden access to cancer therapies, strengthen collaboration between researchers and clinicians and improve the sharing of data.
The American Cancer Society estimates that, by the end of 2022, more than 1.9 million people will be diagnosed with cancer and there will be approximately 609,360 deaths in the United States, which is about 1,670 deaths per day.
New national goals for the Cancer Moonshot set in 2022 focus on cancer screenings missed during the COVID-19 pandemic, smoking cessation and federal interagency research cooperation.
About The Library of Congress
The Library of Congress is the world’s largest library, offering access to the creative record of the United States — and extensive materials from around the world — both on-site and online. It is the main research arm of the U.S. Congress and the home of the U.S. Copyright Office. Explore collections, reference services and other programs and plan a visit at loc.gov; access the official site for U.S. federal legislative information at Congress.gov; and register creative works of authorship at copyright.gov.