Biden Cancer Initiative, USA
Greg Simon is the President of the Biden Cancer Initiative, an independent nonprofit organization devoted to doubling our rate of progress in preventing, detecting, diagnosing, treating and surviving cancer. The Initiative’s work focuses on building the cancer research and care system that most people think we already have. It does this by promoting better data sharing, the adoption of standards in oncology, modernizing clinical trials and by promoting better prevention, patient navigation and access to care. It is grounded on Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden’s firm commitment to ending cancer as we know it.
In 2016, Greg served as the Executive Director of the White House Cancer Moonshot Task Force, a position created by President Barack Obama and for which he was chosen by Vice President Joe Biden 2016. Over nine months, Greg and his team helped launch nearly eighty innovative collaborations. Greg returned to the White House after serving as Vice President Al Gore’s Chief Domestic Policy Advisor between 1993 and 1997.
Greg is a cancer survivor, having been recently successfully treated for chronic lymphocytic leukemia.
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