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June 22, 2016

ACCC President Jennie R. Crews, MD, MMM, FACP, to Participate in Cancer Moonshot Summit in Nation’s Capital

Diverse stakeholders will convene to share ideas and foster new collaborations

ROCKVILLE, MD. — Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC ) President Jennie R. Crews, MD, MMM, FACP, will join leaders representing the entire cancer community—including researchers, oncologists, nurses and other care providers, data and technology experts, philanthropists, advocates, patients, and survivors in the Cancer Moonshot Summit on Wednesday, June 29, 2016, in Washington, D.C.

The summit is aimed at creating action and fostering collaborations around the goals of the Cancer Moonshot initiative, headed by Vice President Joe Biden. In January, President Obama signed a Presidential Memorandum establishing the Cancer Moonshot Task Force, and the administration has also announced a new $1 billion initiative to jumpstart the Cancer Moonshot.

The Cancer Moonshot Summit will be the very first time that stakeholders representing all types of cancers will convene under one national charge. The participants are among the best-positioned individuals and organizations to discuss how cancer affects them, share input for the Cancer Moonshot, generate ideas about how individuals and organizations can better engage in the national effort, and create ideas for new collaborations and actions.

“I am honored to participate in the Cancer Moonshot Summit and have the opportunity to represent the membership of ACCC who care for 65% of the nation’s cancer patients,” said Dr. Crews. “It’s vital to ensure that the voice of those on the frontlines of cancer care delivery be included in this transformative conversation.”

About the Association of Community Cancer Centers
The Association of Community Cancer Centers (ACCC) is the leading advocacy and education organization for the multidisciplinary cancer care team. More than 23,000 cancer care professionals from over 2,000 hospitals and practices nationwide are affiliated with ACCC. It is estimated that 65 percent of the nation's cancer patients are treated by a member of ACCC. Providing a national forum for addressing issues that affect community cancer programs, ACCC is recognized as the premier provider of resources for the entire oncology care team. Our members include medical and radiation oncologists, surgeons, cancer program administrators and medical directors, senior hospital executives, practice managers, pharmacists, oncology nurses, radiation therapists, social workers, and cancer program data managers. For more information, visit ACCC's website at www.accc-cancer.org. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and read our blog, ACCCBuzz.

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