Biden administration building on Cancer Moonshot with 13 more initiatives

One year after reigniting the Cancer Moonshot goal, the White House has announced 13 more initiatives to further reduce cancer death rates and improve the experience for families surviving cancer.

Cancer Moonshot has the goal to reduce the cancer death rate by at least 50 percent over the next 25 years and improve the experience of people and family living with and surviving cancer, according to a Jan. 2 White House press release. The release identified three government and 10 private and public sector initiatives to take place in 2023.

The Cancer Cabinet:

  1. National Cancer Institute is launching a first-of-its-kind, public-private partnership to bring clinical and patient navigation support to families facing childhood cancer.

  2. Health Resources and Services Administration is awarding $10 million to improve access to cancer screenings and early detection, including patient navigation support services.

  3. HHS is launching "CancerX," a public-private partnership developed to boost cancer innovation.

The public and private sector:

  1. National Minority Quality Forum is launching local community-based activities to increase cancer screenings in at-risk communities.

  2. Sunscreen company Supergoop! is donating SPF sunscreen to schools and communities across the country to encourage children to use sunscreen from a young age.

  3. The American Cancer Society and Richard M. Schulze Family Foundation are launching a $10 million challenge grant to benefit five American Cancer Society Hope Lodges.

  4. THe Colorectal Cancer Alliance is launching BlueHQ, the first-of-its-kind comprehensive support hub for patients, survivors and caregivers to navigate colorectal cancer.

  5. A new coalition of national cancer advocacy groups will launch to address the obstacles rural patient communities face accessing care.

  6. Prevent Cancer Foundation will launch an "Early Detection = Better Outcomes" campaign to improve knowledge and completion of recommended cancer screenings.

  7. Siemens Healthineers is committing to address cancer screening disparities in underserved regions.

  8. CancerLinQ, a health technology platform, and Owkin, an artificial intelligence biotech company, will pursue a new research collaboration to improve the care of patients with metastatic non-small cell lung cancer.

  9. Hyundai Hope On Wheels will award nearly $15 million to accelerate pediatric cancer research and treatments.

  10. Susan G. Komen will commit resources to improve outcomes and expand services for the breast cancer community.

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