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Cancer ‘Moonshot’ Programs, Collaborations Announced

June 30, 2016, 4:00 AM

The cancer “moonshot” initiative will establish programs to expedite both the medical and patent reviews of new cancer treatments within federal agencies, the White House announced June 29.

The new efforts are just two of nearly 40 programs that the Obama administration announced to support the cancer initiative being led by Vice President Joe Biden. The announcement includes both government collaborations such as using the computing power at the Department of Energy to advance research at the National Cancer Institute—part of the National Institutes of Health—along with private sector partnerships with companies such as IBM, GlaxoSmithKline and Deloitte Consulting ...