The American Center for Cures (ACC) today announced its long-time partner and co-founder Dr. Richard Boxer has been selected by President Joseph Biden to the National Cancer Advisory Board. In this role, Dr. Boxer will use his years of medical expertise to help guide the Director of the National Cancer Institute in the development of the organization’s national cancer research. Along with venerated entrepreneur Lou Weisbach, Dr. Boxer co-founded the ACC as a bipartisan initiative that aims to unite medicine, science, pharmaceuticals, business, and government to seek out new treatments and cures for Alzheimer’s, diabetes, Parkinson’s, mental diseases, many forms of cancer, and several others.
“Richard Boxer and I have worked together on this important endeavor for more than a decade. It’s an honor to see him elevated to the National Cancer Advisory Board,” said Lou Weisbach, CEO and Co-Founder of ACC. “I’ve been working in a bipartisan way with leaders of both parties and the quote from Tom Price, former Secretary of Health, tells you all you need to know about our mission: ‘When this plan is approved it will rival the greatest achievements in US history and offer the sense of urgency that all American families yearn for and deserve when battling disease.’”
Dr. Boxer, a UCLA Clinical Professor and Co-Founder of the American Center for Cures added: “I’ve dedicated my professional career to compassionate and uncompromising care for cancer patients and educating the public and the medical community and preventing and curing disease is a critical single issue that all Americans can agree on. As a practicing urologist treating cancer patients and cancer survivor myself, the mission of the ACC and my role in its success is very personal.”
Dr. Boxer, a Clinical Professor at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, himself a three-time cancer survivor, has been practicing medicine for 44 years, caring for more than 7,000 patients with cancer and tens of thousands of patients with other illnesses. He represented the U.S. at the World Health Organization as a private citizen, a finalist for Surgeon General of the United States in both a Democratic and Republican Administration, and he was recently on the Board of Directors of the American Society of Clinical Oncology Conquer Cancer Foundation. Dr. Boxer has published nearly 100 journal articles and book chapters on medical research and has also written extensively on health policy in national press outlets. He helped create the initial clinical protocols for telemedicine, becoming the Chief Medical Officer of numerous telemedicine companies. In April 2021, he was awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award by the University of Wisconsin’s Medical School, its highest honor.
“This is a critical single issue that all Americans can agree on, whether they be black or white, rich or poor, Democrat or Republican,” declared Weisbach. “With kudos to all medical breakthroughs of the past, we still haven’t gotten the job done in a business-like fashion as a nation when it comes to prevention and cures. That ends today. We are not asking congress or both parties to move forward on this initiative, we are insisting that it be passed unanimously. This issue impacts all 335 million Americans in the same way, including everyone in The White House, as well as members of Congress and their families. If we cannot unite on this issue as Americans, then I submit there are no issues on which we can unite.”
About American Center for Cures
The American Center for Cures (ACC) initiative is a fully funded mission to prevent, treat or cure diseases that plague every American family. The initiative will be funded by the sale of $750B bonds by the Federal Reserve, providing the capital needed to accelerate the current trajectory of medicine. Annual interest will be paid through the licensing of new compounds and drugs to pharmaceutical companies. The principal will be repaid by savings provided to the United States Government through successes in the areas of prevention and cures. The ACC business model will cost the government and taxpayers nothing, making this the single most impactful investment on behalf of the American people in the nation’s history.
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