The Feist-Weiller Cancer Center at LSU Health Shreveport is hosting a National Cancer Moonshot summit later this month.

It's scheduled for noon-4 p.m. June 29th on the 4th floor of Feist-Weiller. There's no cost to attend, but you will need to pre-register for lunch. Visit the event's Facebook page to get signed up for the event.

The purpose of the summit is to give the entire cancer community, from researchers to survivors, "an opportunity to discuss progress in cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care." The staff at Feist-Weiller will share updates and discuss efforts to accelerate progress.

The National Cancer Moonshot Initiative is led by Vice President Joe Biden, and "aims to bring about a decade's worth of advances in five years, making more therapies available to more patients, while also improving the ability to prevent cancer and detect it at an early stage."

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