The Silver Book®: Cancer Briefing and Luncheon

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Each year, over 1.5 million new cases of cancer are diagnosed in the United States alone. Cancer continues to be the second most common cause of death among Americans, accounting for one out of every four lives lost. Older people shoulder most of the human burden of cancer; as close to 80% of all diagnoses are made in people over the age of 55. The total cost of cancer in 2009 was $216.6 billion and is projected to reach $458 billion in 2030.

On May 21st, join the Alliance for Aging Research, in partnership with the Personalized Medicine Coalition and American Association for Cancer Research, as we discuss the latest volume and policy factsheet from the Alliance's Silver Book®: Chronic Disease and Medical Innovation in an Aging Nation series, which shines the spotlight on the human and economic burden of cancer and explores the value of innovation—particularly personalized medicine and immuno-oncology—in reducing those burdens.

Welcome & Introductions:

Susan Peschin, MHS
President & CEO, Alliance for Aging Research

Lindsay Clarke, JD
Vice President of Health Programs, Alliance for Aging Research

Daryl Pritchard, PhD
Vice President of Science Policy, Personalized Medicine Coalition

The Burden of Cancer & the Value of Medical Research

Harvey Jay Cohen, MD
Professor of Medicine and Director, Duke University Aging Center
Leader-Cancer and Aging Committee, American Association for Cancer Research

A Patient Perspective

Beverlye Hyman Fead
Speaker, Author, Producer

Hosted by:

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In Partnership With:

The Silver Book®: Cancer is supported by an educational grant from:

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* This is a widely attended educational event with a meal value of less than $25.
** Special thanks to Representative Alan Grayson for making this briefing possible.