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Former Executive Director, White House Cancer Moonshot Task Force

Greg Simon served as the Executive Director of the White House Cancer Moonshot Task Force, a position created by President Barack Obama and for which he was chosen by Vice President Joe Biden in March 2016. Over the past nine months Greg and his team helped launch over seventy innovative collaborations. Greg returns to the White House after serving as Vice President Al Gore’s Chief Domestic Policy Advisor between 1993 and 1997. Greg was the CEO of Poliwogg, a financial services company creating unique capital market opportunities in healthcare and life sciences. Previously, Greg was Senior Vice President for Worldwide Policy and Patient Engagement at Pfizer, co-founded with Michael Milken, FasterCures/ The Center for Accelerating Medical solutions, and with Leon and Debra Black co-founded the Melanoma Research Alliance. Greg is a cancer survivor, having been recently successfully treated for chronic lymphocytic leukemia.

Session Abstract – PMWC 2017 Silicon Valley

Session Synopsis: Several important, recently launched government initiatives have as a central focus disease prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. This session will provide a broad update on these initiatives, but will also focus on the technical challenges and potential solutions of precision medicine in the near and longer term which includes vision of precision medicine analytics and big data and the integration of wearables and everyday tech.

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