Cancer Moonshot Blue Ribbon Panel Report

On November 3rd, 2016, posted in: Cancer 101 by

On September 27, 2016, National Coalition for Cancer Research and One Voice Against Cancer conducted a Congressional briefing to discuss the recommendations of the National Cancer Moonshot Blue Ribbon Panel.

Under the leadership of Vice President Joseph Biden, the mission of the Cancer Moonshot initiative is to make a decade’s worth of progress in preventing, diagnosing and treating cancer in five years.  The Blue Ribbon Panel was assembled to provide recommendations on the exceptional opportunities that could be accelerated through this initiative.  On September 2, 2016, the Task Force issued a Report which outlines 10 transformative research recommendations to achieve the goal of the Cancer Moonshot Initiative.  This briefing was designed to discuss these recommendations.


• Dr. Clifford Hudis, MD, FACP, FASCO, Chief Executive Officer, American Society of Clinical Oncology (Moderator)
• Dr. Douglas Lowy, Acting Director, National Cancer Institute;
• Dr. Deborah Mayer, Director of Geriatric Health and Director of Cancer Survivorship, University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center;
• Ms. Danielle Leach, Senior Director of Government Relations and Advocacy, St. Baldrick’s Foundation; and
• Dr. Ellen Sigal, Chairperson and Founder, Friends of Cancer Research;

Read the White Paper NCCR Moonshot Briefing White Paper (PDF)

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