6th Annual Childhood Cancer Summit “Progress and Opportunities in the Fight against Pediatric Cancer” You’re Invited!

Sep 7, 2015

As Co-Chairs of the Childhood Cancer Caucus, we write to invite you to the 6th Annual Childhood Cancer Summit: "Progress and Opportunities in the Fight Against Pediatric Cancer" that will be on Friday, September 18, 2015 at 9:00 am in the Capitol Visitor Center (CVC) Congressional Auditorium. This year we are pleased to welcome Dr. Lee Helman, the Acting Director of National Cancer Institute’s Center for Cancer Research, as our keynote speaker.  Other speakers are as follows:

Introductory Remarks

Scott Lenfestey
Cary, North Carolina

Welcoming Remarks

Representative Michael McCaul
Texas 10th Congressional District

Representative Jackie Speier
California 14th Congressional District

Keynote Speech

Lee Helman, M.D.
National Cancer Institute

Welcoming Remarks

Representative Chris Van Hollen
Maryland 8th Congressional District

Panel 1: Drug Innovation for Kids with Cancer

Roger Jeffs, Ph.D.
United Therapeutics

Amy Fowler, M.D.|
Dell Children’s Medical Center

Casey Ryan and Lesley Ryan
Austin, Texas

Panel 2: A Call to Action

Michael Link, M.D.
Stanford School of Medicine

Danielle Leach, MPA
St. Baldrick’s Foundation

The Summit is open to the public and will begin promptly at 9:00 am. For directions to the CVC, please click here.

We hope you will join the Caucus for this exceptional event.  For more information please contact Ziky Ababiya (Rep. Van Hollen's office) at (202) 225-5341 or ziky.ababiya@mail.house.gov or Andy Taylor (Rep. McCaul's office) at (202) 225-2401 or andy.taylor@mail.house.gov.


Chris Van Hollen                 Michael McCaul 
Member of Congress          Member of Congress