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Expert panel recommends that the US cancer “moonshot” focuses on 10 areas

BMJ 2016; 354 doi: (Published 09 September 2016) Cite this as: BMJ 2016;354:i4922
  1. Michael McCarthy
  1. Seattle

An expert panel has recommended that the Obama administration’s cancer “moonshot” focuses its efforts on 10 initiatives, including creating networked databases of patient tumor profiles to facilitate research and treatment, developing a network of cancer immunotherapy clinical trials, and implementing more effective programs for cancer prevention and early detection.1

The moonshot initiative was announced by President Barack Obama in January in his last State of the Union address and is being led by Vice President Joe Biden, whose son, Beau, died of brain cancer …

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