Silver Book News

The Silver Book: Cancer Briefing and Luncheon

May 06, 2015

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. RSVP here

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, Duke Geriatrics

Leader, American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Cancer & Aging Committee

A Patient Perspective

Beverlye Hyman Fead

Speaker, Author, Producer

Hosted by the Alliance for Aging Research

In partnership with the Personalized Medicine Coalition and the American Association for Cancer Research

Produced with support from an educational grant from Pfizer, Inc.