The Texas Medical Center was well represented at SXSW 2018, with representatives serving on panels, participating in pitch competitions, and more.
But the annual conference, which has become a major event for health care insiders, also draws speakers and celebrities from around the country.
At a Connect to End Cancer panel session, keynote speaker Jill Biden, Ph.D., wife of former Vice President Joe Biden, shared her experience as a mother, sister and friend of cancer patients. She also spoke about new Biden Cancer Initiative projects.
“Cancer took more than what we could ever imagine,” she said, referencing the loss to cancer of her stepson, Beau, and how that affected her family. “It broke our hearts and took our joy.”
Joe and Jill Biden launched the Biden Cancer Initiative in June 2017 to focus on bridging gaps in care, precision medicine and advancing the universe of knowledge.
“It doesn’t matter where you come from, we need you,” Jill Biden said to the crowd. “If we are going to find answers, we have to do this together.”
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