On Friday, Sept. 21, MD Anderson joined communities across the nation to host a Biden Cancer Community Summit. The event brought cancer doctors and researchers together with cancer patients, survivors, advocates and philanthropists. Participants discussed ways to make cancer care easier on patients and their loved ones and the current priorities in cancer research, prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
The summit represents one of many ways MD Anderson is committed to improving outcomes for cancer patients.
The event featured two expert panels focused on current priorities in cancer research and prevention and how to improve the patient experience.
MD Anderson president, Peter WT Pisters, M.D., spoke about the importance of collaboration between cancer doctors, researchers, patients and care teams.
Damion Smith, cancer survivor, explained how information empowered and comforted him during his treatment at MD Anderson.
Attendees were invited to participate in the discussion and ask the panelists questions.
The panels also featured our local and national partners, who offered their insights on how to improve cancer care.
Attendees left their personalized messages on our cancer strike-through wall.