The Academy of Oncology Nurse & Patient Navigators (AONN+) is proud to announce the appointment of its Chief Nursing Officer and Senior Director of Strategic Planning and Initiatives, Danelle Johnston, MSN, RN, ONN-CG, OCN, to the Biden Cancer Initiative Advisory Committee.
The mission of the Biden Cancer Initiative is to develop and drive implementation of solutions to accelerate progress in cancer prevention, detection, diagnosis, research, and care, and to reduce disparities in cancer outcomes. Vice President Joe Biden and Dr Jill Biden, cochairs of the initiative’s Board of Directors, have assembled a leadership team of experts in the fields of medical research, patient care, information technology, finance, management, patient engagement, patient experience, and public policy. The initiative will work with patients and patient organizations, cancer researchers, cancer centers, research universities, governments, and the private and philanthropic sectors to identify and address the critical issues in cancer prevention, research, and care to drive new actions and collaborations toward ending cancer as we know it.
Through these collaborations, the initiative intends to create a renewed sense of urgency around the need to expedite cancer research, care resources, data sharing, and patient navigation. The goal? To reimagine how the government, academia, nonprofits, and the private sector can better organize their resources and systems to collaborate to take on cancer.
Ms Johnston recently attended a Biden Cancer Initiative Advisory Board meeting. “Participating in a national conversation on improving cancer care is a great honor. We are being asked to reconsider how we address cancer from prevention through survivorship. It’s a huge undertaking, but a very exciting one. I’m delighted to be a part of it.”