Health Law & Business

Cancer Moonshot Panel to Release Research Priorities in August

June 29, 2016, 4:00 AM

An advisory panel’s report to inform the White House cancer “moonshot” initiative’s scientific direction will come out in August, the NCI’s acting director said June 28.

Douglas R. Lowy, acting director of the National Cancer Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, said the report will include about six to 10 recommendations “in areas that are poised to make progress and to make faster progress as the result of the investment of funds.”

“These areas are in general going to essentially combine our current understanding of cancer and how it comes about with technical innovation and to...

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