Congratulations to Dr. Deborah Mayer, who kept good company at the American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting in Chicago earlier this month, where a press panel on Vice President Joe Biden’s Cancer Moonshot initiative was held.
As a member of the Blue Ribbon panel of national experts guiding the Moonshot, Mayer addressed reporters at a press conference in advance of a speech given by Vice President Biden. There, she expressed confidence in the potential of both the Cancer Moonshot and its blue ribbon panel.
“I’m sort of a skeptic at heart, but I can say that having participated in the Blue Ribbon panel, I’m very optimistic in the work that we are doing,” she said.
Vice President Biden spoke to ASCO attendees toward the end of the annual meeting.
“The whole world is looking to you,” Vice President Biden told the crowd of oncologists and medical professionals. “Your success can literally change the world. We need you now more than we ever have.”