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Cancer ‘Moonshot’ to Harness Microsoft’s Computing Power: Report

Oct. 18, 2016, 4:00 AM

The White House’s “moonshot” initiative to transform cancer care taps into industry giants from Microsoft and Amazon Web Services to ridesharing services Uber and Lyft, under a plan released Oct. 17.

Vice President Joe Biden presented to President Barack Obama the final report of the cancer moonshot task force—an interagency group forming the federal plan to try to achieve a decade’s worth of progress in five years—along with his own personal report. The policy and regulatory changes in the task force report range from new drug approvals to patent policy, the arts, defense research and the environment, said Greg ...