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Last Posted: Jun 28, 2022
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A new phase of the Cancer Moonshot to end cancer as we know it.
Singer Dinah S et al. Nature medicine 2022 6

Improved screening, novel therapies and a focus on health equity can reduce cancer mortality by 50% in the next 25 years, but these must be underpinned by an investment in basic, translational and clinical research, along with open data.

CDC Awards $215 Million in Funding to Advance National Cancer Prevention and Control toward Cancer Moonshot Goals
CDC, June 8, 2022 Brand

This funding builds on investments CDC has made in a comprehensive, coordinated cancer prevention and control portfolio for more than 30 years. Funded programs will demonstrate how proven strategies advance health equity and build capacity in cancer prevention and control. Outcomes include improving the provision of clinical preventive services; facilitating planning among partners to promote evidence-based strategies in communities; and improving cancer surveillance.

Maximizing Cancer Data-The Future of Cancer Is Now.
Barnholtz-Sloan Jill S et al. JAMA oncology 2022 5

A national cancer data ecosystem, outlined as a priority for the original Cancer Moonshot, and to be continued with the recent announcement of the Moonshot extension, could one day unite these valuable, yet disparate, initiatives, as well as new initiatives being planned, under a single publicly available system. For these data to truly be available to everyone, easy to use interfaces must be built, tested, and adjusted to allow anyone the ability to use the data regardless of their scientific or nonscientific orientation.

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