February 03, 2023
The Biden administration unveiled 13 new initiatives as part of its Cancer Moonshot program that focus on improving the patient experience and health outcomes.
The announcement comes a year after the administration announced the revival of the program, which aims to reduce the death rate from cancer by at least 50 percent during the next 25 years. It also seeks to improve the experience of people and families living with and surviving cancer.
“Early identification and early treatment are essential to meeting the president’s goal of slashing the cancer death rate,” said Health Resources and Services Administration Administrator Carole Johnson. “Yet, many families living in underserved communities face challenges in getting life-saving cancer screenings and treatment. We have to remove these obstacles and make it easier not only to get screened but to get connected to care.”
Here’s what you need to know:
Additional information about the latest initiatives in the Cancer Moonshot program is available online.
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