Congressman DeSaulnier to Host Regional Bay Area Cancer Moonshot Summit

June 17, 2016
Press Release

Walnut Creek, CA – Congressman Mark DeSaulnier (CA-11) announced he will host a regional Bay Area Cancer Moonshot Summit to focus on accelerating progress in cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment on Wednesday, June 29th at John Muir Medical Center in Concord. The event will include panel discussions with cancer researchers, doctors, survivors, and advocates. This summit, and others like it across the country, will be held in conjunction with the first-of-its-kind national conference hosted by Vice President Joe Biden in Washington, D.C. The Vice President will participate in the summit by making remarks via video and conference call.  

“Since publically sharing my cancer diagnosis earlier this year, I have been deeply touched by the personal stories so many have shared, and I hope to put these experiences into action. It is important voices across the entire cancer community are represented as we double down on our efforts to find a cure,” said Congressman DeSaulnier.

Bay Area Cancer Moonshot Summit:

When: Wednesday, June 29, 2016
1:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Where: John Muir Medical Center, Concord
Conference Room
2540 East Street
Concord, CA 94520
(Main Entrance on Almond Ave.)

This event is open to the public, press, and photographers. Agenda will be provided upon request.


The National Cancer Moonshot Initiative, led by Vice President Biden, aims to make more therapies available to more patients, while improving our ability to prevent cancer and detect it at an early stage.