CureSearch Honored to Take Part in Second Annual Childhood Cancer Summit on Capitol Hill

CureSearch for Children’s Cancer is pleased to announce an exciting educational event on Capitol Hill as part of Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, for which President Obama issued an official Proclamation on September 1.

On Friday, Sept. 23, at 9 a.m., the Congressional Pediatric Cancer Caucus, co-chaired by U.S. Representatives Michael McCaul (R-TX) and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) will host the Second Annual Childhood Cancer Summit. Watch a video explaining this inspiring endeavor.

The Summit will focus on advances and opportunities in children's cancer drug development. A panel of experts from the children's cancer community will address members of Congress and leaders in the children's cancer research, education, and advocacy community about this important issue.

The panelists will include:

  • Peter Adamson, MD, Chair of the Children's Oncology Group (COG), will discuss reauthorization of the Best Pharmaceuticals for Children Act (BPCA) and Pediatric Research Equity Act (PREA), including his recommendations for improvement of these two laws.
  • Ron Portman, MD, Development Lead, Pediatric Center of Excellence, Bristol Myers Squibb (BMS) and Chair of BIO's Pediatric Drug Development Committee, will discuss the pharmaceutical industry’s perspective on pediatric cancer drug development, including the challenges, process, and recommendations from the industry.
  • Eugenie Kleinerman, MD, Head of the Division of Pediatrics at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center will discuss ways that the FDA can promote pediatric cancer drug development.
  • Nancy Goodman, Executive Director, Kids v Cancer will discuss the Creating Hope Act and incentives for pediatric cancer drug development.

In 2010, its inaugural year, the Summit brought together nearly 100 attendees, including six members of Congress and their staff. We hope this year's expanded Summit will bring even more attention to the importance of children's cancer research and funding, so that one day all children will be guaranteed a cure.

CureSearch is honored to sponsor the pre-event breakfast.

Christine Bork
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