Biden Cancer Summit to be hosted at Northwell Health

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Northwell Health's headquarters located at 2000 Marcus Ave. (Photo by Jessica Parks)

On Sept. 21, the Gregory Foundation for Cancer Research will host a Biden Cancer Summit from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Northwell Health’s corporate headquarters at 2000 Marcus Ave. in New Hyde Park.

Former Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill Biden, will host a national summit in Washington and are encouraging communities to host local events to join the discussion.

The two panels are “Navigating Cancer: Journey Beyond the Disease” and “Focus on Innovation in Cancer, 2018 and Beyond” with topics including cancer as a genetic disease, how ideas become treatment options and new approaches to cancer treatments. Cancer survivors will also speak about their experiences with the disease.

“The Biden Cancer Summit is a tremendous opportunity to host an important discussion on all aspects of cancer, from patient care and treatment to survivorship, along with the coming innovations,” said Dr. Jeffrey M. Lipton, director of hematology/oncology and stem cell transplant at Cohen Children’s Medical Center. “Open discussions like this can only move us closer to the goal of fully understanding, curing and perhaps preventing cancer.”

The event will begin with a light breakfast and a teleconference with Jill Biden.

The summit is free but with limited seating. Those interested in attending should contact Emily Morrisette by Sept. 14 at 516-321-6272 or emorrisset@northwell.edu.

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