National Cancer Moonshot Initiative Could Learn From Open-Source Data Ideas
At the 2016 State of the Union Address, President Obama announced a commitment to eliminating cancer by 2020. The “moonshot” is to be led by Vice President Joe Biden, who lost his son to a brain tumor last May. In his statement, Biden acknowledges that there are currently many barriers to cancer research and finding a cure. The Cancer Moonshot will need to come at the problem from many angles in order to be effectual.
April 01, 2016
Oncology clinical trials
More Research Is Needed for Adolescent and Young Adult Cancers
Many young adults are just coming into their own through their teenage years and into their 20s. They’re attending college or entering the workforce, they’re beginning to form serious relationships, and they’re often coming to terms with what it means to be an adult. Unfortunately, this age group is not immune to cancer diagnoses. In fact, according to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), more than 70,000 adolescent and young adult (AYA) cancer diagnoses happen each year.
March 31, 2016
Cancer healthcare advocacy
President Addresses Precision Medicine at White House Summit
“You can match a blood transfusion to a blood type...what if matching a cancer cure to our genetic code was just as easy, just as standard? What if figuring out the right dose of medicine was as simple as taking our temperature?”
March 02, 2016