Congressional Briefings

Congressional Briefings

On March 14, 2016, the Foundation held a Congressional briefing on Capitol Hill to share details about the Think About the Link® Campaign and to raise awareness of the link between certain viruses and cancer with key stakeholders, including government officials, advocacy partners, media and the general public.

Representative Debbie Dingell (M-12) offered remarks about the importance of cancer prevention, followed by Dr. John Schiller, Deputy Director, National Cancer Institute’s Center for Cancer Research, who served as the keynote speaker.

In addition, leading medical experts including, Dr. Erich Sturgis (MD Anderson Cancer Center), Dr. Rohit Satoskar (MedStar Georgetown University Hospital) and Dr. Anna Giuliano (Moffitt Cancer Center) offered their unique perspectives on HPV, hepatitis B and hepatitis C, and vaccination against these viruses in the U.S. The briefing also featured a personal testimony from health advocate and speaker, Kim Jappell, who lost her mother to cervical cancer. More than 90 percent of cervical cancer reports can be traced to HPV.

The following presentations are available for download:

Dr. John Schiller (presentation on HPV)                               
Dr. Anna Giuliano (presentation on HPV)
Dr. Erich Sturgis (Campaign Overview and HPV related head and neck cancers)
Dr. Rohit Satoskar (presentation on HBV/HCV)

Watch clips from the briefing here:

John Schiller, PhD

Erich Sturgis, MD                                        Anna Giuliano, PhD

Rohit Satoskar, MD                                           Kimberly Jappel