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Letter to the Editor

Cancer Moonshot: What It Means for Patients

Deborah K. Mayer
Shelley Fuld Nasso
CJON 2017, 21(2), 141-142 DOI: 10.1188/17.CJON.141-142

You may have heard of the National Cancer Moonshot Initiative led by former Vice President Joe Biden. It has brought together many people through a task force, blue ribbon panel, and many public forums to discuss how best “to dramatically accelerate efforts to prevent, diagnose, and treat cancer — to achieve a decade’s worth of progress in 5 years.” This initiative was launched after the 2016 State of the Union address, and the task force delivered recommendations to President Barack Obama on October 17, 2016, providing an opportunity to accelerate progress against cancer.

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