Nixon National Cancer Conference
December 7 - 8, 2022  ·  Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum

On December 7 and 8, 2022 the Richard Nixon Foundation will convene top clinicians, researchers, journalists, NCI designated cancer center directors, patients, patient advocates, ethicists, medical professionals and public health officials for the second annual Nixon National Cancer Conference at the Richard Nixon Presidential Library in Yorba Linda, California.

This year’s conference will approach cancer from a patient-centric and problem-centric point of view.  After all,  patients are the ground zero of cancer.  Who they are, what they experience, and how they are treated —and whether they are treated— will be the primary focus alongside an examination of the major breakthroughs that cancer research has enabled in other areas of medicine.  

Please note the schedule is subject to change. 

Watch the live stream

Opening night- December 7

Panels- December 8

2022 Conference Leadership

Steering Committee
Melanie Eisenhower, M.S., C.C.L.S.
Marlene Malek, R.N.
Claire Pomeroy, M.D.
Ellen Sigal, Ph.D.
Andrew von Eschenbach, M.D.

Honorary Congressional Host Committee
Hon. Don Bacon
Hon. Nanette Diaz Barragan
Hon. Stephanie Bice
Hon. Earl L "Buddy" Carter
Hon. Dianne Feinstein
Hon. Brian Fitzpatrick
Hon. Richard Hudson
Hon. Young Kim
Hon. Barry Moore
Hon. Guy Reschenthaler
Hon. Mike Rounds
Hon. Thom Tillis
Hon. Joe Wilson

Last year's inaugural conference honored the 50th anniversary of President Nixon's signing of the National Cancer Act of 1971. The two-day conference included three Nobel laureates, the current and former directors of the National Cancer Institute, 15 cancer center directors from across the country, distinguished clinicians, researchers and public health officials.

This slide deck highlights the 2021 Nixon National Cancer Conference.

Watch the video from the inaugural conference and learn more about President Nixon's commitment to cancer research:

Wednesday, December 7
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Thursday, December 8
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
1:15 PM - 2:15 PM
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Founding Director & CEO Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine
Chief Strategy Officer, Ellison Institute Distinguished Visiting Fellow, Complex Adaptive Systems, Arizona State University
Medical Director Cell Therapy and Cancer Research, Hoag Family Cancer Institute
Vice President, Global Development Early Development Oncology, Amgen
Distinguished Scientist, GRAIL Former Chief Medical and Scientific Officer for the American Cancer Society
Hematologist and Director of the Hematopoietic Stem Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapy Program at the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center at UCI Health
Former Special Expert on nanotechnology for the National Cancer Institute, Professor of Pharmaceutics, University of Washington
AbbVie Foundation Professor in Cancer Immunotherapy Departments of Pathology, Medicine, and the Ben May Institute Program Leader, Immunology and Cancer Program University Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center
Senior Member Chair, Radiology and Co-Director, Center of Excellence for Evolutionary Therapy, University of Florida
Section Chief of the Cellular Therapy and Transplant Section, Director of the Cancer Immunotherapy Program, and Medical Director of the Cell and Gene Therapy Laboratory at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP)
Founding Director of the Center for Human Nutrition at the University of California, Los Angeles
Physician-in-Chief and Senior Vice President, City of Hope Orange County Vice Physician-in-Chief and Professor, City of Hope National Medical Center
Medical Director, Integrative Medicine Program Departments of Supportive Care Medicine and Medical Oncology, City of Hope Orange County
Chief Executive Officer & President of The Angiogenesis Foundation, New York Times Bestselling author of “Eat to Beat Disease”
M.T. & B.A. Ahmadinia Professor in Molecular Oncology Dean, Translational Science, External Affairs Professor, Molecular Diagnostics and Experimental Therapeutics at City of Hope National Medical Center
Director of the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (CFSAN) at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
Cardiologist, Special Advisor to the Provost, Dean for Policy, and Jean Mayer Professor at the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
Director, Product Management at Verily/Google
President of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Surgeon, scientist, inventor, and philanthropist with over 500 issued worldwide patents and 100 scientific publications
Founding CEO, Inova Schar Cancer Institute and Author of Center of the Cancer Universe: A Half-Center of Progress Against Cancer
Director and Lipman Chair in Oncology, VCU Massey Cancer Center Senior associate dean for cancer innovation and professor of pulmonary disease and critical care medicine, VCU School of Medicine

No records found.

Presenting Sponsor
Premier Sponsors
Additional funding provided by
Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, 18001 Yorba Linda Blvd., Yorba Linda, CA 92886
Location: Richard Nixon Presidential Library and Museum, 18001 Yorba Linda Blvd., Yorba Linda, CA 92886
2022 National Cancer Institute Directors Attending

David Dougherty, M.D.  (Designee) Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania
Dean Edwards, Ph.D.  (Designee)Dan L. Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center at Baylor College of Medicine
Robert W. Gerlach, M.D.  (Designee)Dartmouth Cancer Center
J. Maxwell Loveless, M.B.A. (Designee)Huntsman Cancer Institute, University of Utah
Peter Pisters, M.D., MHCMThe University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Flavio Rocha, M.D., FACS, FSSO (Designee)OHSU Knight Cancer Institute 
Patricia Wiley, M.B.A.Sanford Burnham Presbyterian Medical Discovery Institute 
Robert A. Winn, M.D.
VCU Massey Cancer Center