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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