Cancer Death Rates Continue to Fall; Biden Continues Work on Cancer Moonshot; GOP Looks to Revise Replacement Healthcare Plan; ONS Submits Letter of Support for New ICD-10 CM Code
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently released the Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer, 1975–2014. According to the report, cancer death rates fell for 11 of the 16 most common cancers in men and 13 of the 16 most common cancers in women. Death rates fell for female breast cancer, lung cancer, colorectal cancer, and prostate cancers, among others. The report also notes that incidences of cancer decreased in men but plateaued for women in the same time period.
Biden Foundation to Continue Cancer Moonshot Work
To a crowd of more than 1,300 attendees at the South by Southwest Conference (SXSW) in Austin, TX, on March 12, 2017, former Vice President Joe Biden announced that the Biden Foundation, his new nonprofit organization, would be continuing the work of the National Cancer Moonshot Initiative, which he led during his final year as vice president.
ONS Invited to White House for Cancer Moonshot Event
In collaboration with the former President Obama’s health policy team and the Cancer Moonshot, myself and several other members of ONS were invited to attend a community oncology event as part of the White House’s Making Health Care Better series. The event, “Addressing the Cancer Challenge: Progress in Research, Prevention, Coverage, and Quality,” took place at the White House complex on January 11, 2017. It was by invitation only from the White House Cancer Moonshot Task Force.
NCI Cancer Moonshot Funds Researchers
After the dust settled from the presidential election, Congress returned to Washington to complete some remaining legislative work before the new year. Among the newly approve legislation, the 21st Century Cures Act was passed, and it aims to have major implications for expanding oncology research in the coming months and years.
ONS Member Speaks on Moonshot Panel at White House
Vice President Announces Strategic Goals, New Partnerships for Cancer Moonshot
Cancer Moonshot Continues Collaboration With FDA
Cancer Moonshot Blue Ribbon Panel Highlights Funding Recommendations
FDA, Cancer Moonshot Making Clinical Trials More Accessible
NCAB Releases Blue Ribbon Panel Moonshot Report
Improving Access to Care Is a Priority to the Cancer Moonshot
Experiencing the Cancer Moonshot Summit
NCI New Partnership to Expand Genomic Data for Cancer Moonshot Initiative
Cancer Moonshot Has Designee at FDA for Agency Coordination
ONS Attends Cancer Moonshot Summit; Blue Ribbon Panel Works Toward Final Report; ONS Comments on MIPS, APM
Cancer Moonshot Summit Kicked Off in DC
June 29, 2016, marked the first official Cancer Moonshot Summit in Washington, DC. Hosted by Vice President Joe Biden, the summit brought together the nation’s leading oncology experts, researchers, healthcare professionals, survivors, private industry professionals and more. Many from the cancer community convened in DC with the hopes of advancing progress towards a cure.