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

The inaugural Nixon National Cancer Conference was Dec. 2 2021.

This year’s conference emphasized a patient-centric and problem-centric approach to cancer care, focusing on the areas where cancer research is leading to breakthroughs across the medical spectrum.

The NNCC opened with a dinner sponsored by City of Hope Orange County and a video highlighting President Nixon’s advocacy of –and signature on– the National Cancer Act of 1971. The Nixon family was represented at the NNCC by Melanie Eisenhower, a child life specialist at the Cancer Center at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and the youngest granddaughter of President Nixon.

Nixon Foundation President & CEO Jim Byron announced that the Richard Nixon Foundation has established the Andrew von Eschenbach Award, a new annual award that will be given to an individual whose work has contributed to advances in research and treatment that has relieved suffering and prolonged and saved lives and whose vision continues to inspire.

The first recipient will be selected next year. Marlene Malek, vice chair of Friends of Cancer Research, joined Dr. von Eschenbach on-stage for the announcement, which included the gift to Dr. von Eschenbach of an American flag that flew over President Nixon’s Birthplace.

Recordings of this year’s conference as well as more information about the panels appear here on the Richard Nixon Foundation website.