Dr Jill Biden is a mother and grandmother, a lifelong educator, and a former Second Lady of the United States.
Dr Biden’s passion for finding a cure for cancer began in 1993, when 4 of her friends were diagnosed with breast cancer. Hoping to use her decades-long education background to promote prevention, she started the Biden Breast Health Initiative in Delaware, which has educated more than 10,000 high school girls about the importance of early detection of breast cancer.
Later, after losing both parents to the disease, and helping to nurse her sister through a stem-cell transplant, she was inspired to use her role as Second Lady to raise awareness and support research. In Washington, DC, Dr Biden and Vice President Biden served – and continue to serve – as the Honorary Co-Chairs for the Global Race for the Cure.
Following the death of their son, Beau, to brain cancer in 2015, Vice President and Dr Biden helped push for a national commitment to ending cancer as we know it, known as the White House Cancer Moonshot. Today, they continue that mission through the Biden Cancer Initiative, hoping to inject a sense of urgency into cancer research and care, and to deliver better outcomes for patients.
It is an honor and privilege to have Dr Biden at the AONN+ Annual Conference. Stay tuned for more information on her keynote session.
Join us in Dallas to hear from Dr Biden, and oncology navigation and cancer care professionals!