Submit your ideas for cancer “moonshot”

The ASBMB headquarters got an alert earlier this week from the National Cancer Institute about a new online portal for researchers and members of the public to use to submit their ideas for the Obama administration’s cancer “moonshot.”

Here’s an excerpt (whittled down significantly by us):

The National Cancer Institute … has launched an online platform to enable the research community and the public to submit ideas on the National Cancer Moonshot efforts. Submissions will be considered by the Blue Ribbon Panel of scientific experts and patient advocates … Ideas for advancing progress against cancer may be submitted at CancerResearchIdeas.cancer.gov. … Ideas, which may range from cancer prevention to advancing understanding of the origins of cancer to reducing cancer health disparities, may be submitted in the following areas:

  • Cancer clinical trials
  • Data sharing
  • Dissemination and population sciences
  • Immunotherapy, combination therapy, and immunoprevention
  • Pediatric cancer
  • Tumor evolution and progression
  • Other exceptional opportunities

The ideas that are submitted will be discussed and considered … over the next few months. The panel will report its findings … later this summer.

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