Cancer Australia

03/21/2018 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 03/21/2018 17:29

U.S.-Australia Cancer Moonshot Roundtable

Today, March 22, the U.S.-Australia Cancer Moonshot Roundtable is taking place in Canberra. This Roundtable, hosted by the U.S. Embassy, follows on from three agreements signed during former Vice President Joe Biden's visit to Australia in July 2016.

The aim of the meeting is to broaden collaboration between the U.S. National Cancer Institute and Australian organisations in cancer research. It also aims to deepen cooperation between multiple levels of government, top research institutions, and the cancer advisory community in Australia.

In addition to Dr Ted Trimble, Director, Center for Global Health, U.S. National Cancer Institute, participants include Dr Helen Zorbas, CEO, Cancer Australia, Professor Anne Kelso of the National Health and Medical Research Council; Professor Ian Frazer of the Medical Research Future Fund; and Andrew Forrest of the Minderoo Foundation.