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Panel outlines research priorities for ‘Cancer Moonshot’

Recommendations emphasize importance of data sharing, promise of immunotherapy

3:26pm, September 8, 2016
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EXPERT OPINION  A panel has outlined 10 Cancer Moonshot research priorities. The recommendations will now be considered by Vice President Joe Biden and the moonshot task force (shown here meeting in February 2016). 

President Barack Obama’s “Cancer Moonshot” now has a scientific flight plan. It calls for better cooperation among researchers and institutions, aggressive pursuit of immunotherapy and making better use of proven cancer prevention strategies. Called the Blue Ribbon Panel Report, the document was approved September 7 by the National Cancer Advisory Board, part of the National Cancer Institute.

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