Cancer Moonshot initiative uses data sharing to accelerate cures against cancer 

25.08.2022

In February president Joe Biden launched the Cancer Moonshot initiative. This initiative aims to reduce cancer death rate by 50% in the coming 25 years. The initiative will accelerate cancer research by enhancing data sharing and making evidence-based approaches to cancer therapy more broadly available to patients and researchers. Through the Cancer Moonshot Public Access and Data Sharing Policy (the "Policy"), an infrastructure will be created that will allow collaboration and data sharing between researchers, clinicians, and patients. By sharing knowledge through this infrastructure, the progress towards improving cancer outcomes will be accelerated.

Cancer rates are rising everywhere, also in Europe. Europe has less than 10 percent of the world's population but over a quarter of all cancer rates. Drawing up a similar battle plan that uses data sharing in Europe, could be a great initiative but will involve tough choices on where funding should be targeted as the Cancer Moonshot initiative in the U.S. costed $1.8 billion.

Read the full story to learn more about the Cancer Moonshot initiative.

Cancer Moonshot initiative uses data sharing to accelerate cures against cancer 
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