The new National Cancer Plan launches with goal of cutting cancer death rate by half in 25 years

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Today, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) debuted the National Cancer Plan with an ambitious albeit vague quest to “end cancer as we know it.”

Specifically, the initiative will serves as a guideline to support President Biden’s Cancer Moonshot objectives, which aims to reduce the cancer mortality rate by 50% over a 25-year period.

NCI will lead the National Cancer Plan and Cancer Moonshot program

HHS will put the National Institutes of Health’s (NIH) National Cancer Institute (NCI) in charge of the program, which supports the Cancer Moonshot initiative from President and First Lady Biden.

The President’s Cancer Moonshot has galvanized the goal of advancing the fight against cancer,” said Dr. Monica M. Bertagnolli, National Cancer Institute director, in a press release.

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President Biden reboots Cancer Moonshot project

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In 2016, then-Vice President Joe Biden announced a Cancer Moonshot initiative to speed the development of new therapies to treat cancer.

Biden is now launching a new initiative committed to improving the cancer survival rate by at least 50% by 2047. The plan also aims to improve the quality of life for patients with cancer.

“We can end cancer as we know it,” Biden said in an announcement introducing the initiative.

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President Biden reboots Cancer Moonshot project 

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In 2016, then-Vice President Joe Biden announced a Cancer Moonshot initiative to speed the development of new therapies to treat cancer.

Biden is now launching a new initiative committed to improving the cancer survival rate by at least 50% by 2047. The plan also aims to improve the quality of life for patients with cancer.

“We can end cancer as we know it,” Biden said in an announcement introducing the initiative.

Biden named Dr. Danielle Carnival as the White House Cancer Moonshot coordinator. Carnival is currently the senior advisor to the director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

One of the short-term goals of the initiative will be to bolster cancer screening rates, which have plummeted during the pandemic.

Biden seeks to form a Cancer Cabinet with officials from a range of government offices.

Biden als…

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