DIA: Driving Insights to Action

Cancer Data Ecosystem Powering Moonshot Relaunch

May 18, 2022

The Cancer Moonshot launched in 2016 with a Blue Ribbon Panel Report featuring 11 recommendations, including creation of human tumor atlases and a national cancer data ecosystem, for improving cancer research and care in the US. In February 2022, the White House announced that the Cancer Moonshot was being reignited. “The ecosystem has vastly improved the efficiency of the nation's cancer research efforts. They're bringing powerful computational methods of vast amounts of data in an organized fashion to enable treatment decisions and prevention,” explains Global Forum Translational Science Editor Gary Kelloff, special advisor to the National Cancer Institute, US NIH. “The ecosystem is complementary to the other efforts and provides the tools and methods to implement this sharing of large amounts of new data that's coming.”

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