In his final State of the Union address, President Obama asked Vice President Biden to head up the “Cancer Moonshot” to end cancer as we know it. Our next guest, Greg Simon was named the Executive Director of this Initiative, leading a team of professionals to seek out unprecedented advances in cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. Greg’s work supported the passage of the “21st Century Cures Act” on December 7, 2016, providing $1.8 billion for the Cancer Moonshot over the next seven years.
In this fascinating discussion, Greg explains the steps necessary to make a Moonshot Initiative succeed by harnessing the resources of government, academia, non-profits, and the private sector in the fight against cancer. Greg illuminates how we can all bring together diverse groups of people to create movements that solve the world’s biggest problems.
Please enjoy our conversation with Greg Simon.