Jill Biden, PhD
Earlier this year, at the Alexandria Center for Life Science, former Vice President Joe Biden and Jill Biden, PhD, launched the Biden Cancer Initiative, their new venture to continue the fight to make progress in cancer prevention, detection, treatment, and care.
The Biden Cancer Initiative will develop and drive implementation of solutions to accelerate progress in cancer prevention, detection, diagnosis, research, and care and to reduce disparities in cancer outcomes. The Initiative will be a major convening force in driving new actions and collaborations toward ending cancer as we know it.
The Bidens said of this new effort, “Every minute, every day matters to patients, and we must bring that same sense of urgency to cancer research and care systems.… We are joining everyone who spends their days thinking about preventing cancer, about better understanding its biologic basis, about bringing early detection and education to all communities, about developing new treatments and therapies, and about caring for patients and their families through some of the hardest days anyone faces. We are on your team. And we are proud to be working alongside you.”
Board of Directors
The Biden Cancer Initiative will be guided by a Board of -Directors (co-chaired by the Bidens) that includes leaders and experts in the fields of medical research, patient care, information technology, finance, management, patient engagement, patient experience, and public policy.
Comprising the Board of Directors are:
To learn more about the Biden Cancer Initiative, visit bidencancer.org. ■