"The Cancer Moonshot Blue Ribbon Panel report said the recommendations, if implemented, “will transform our understanding of cancer and result in new opportunities to more effectively prevent and treat the disease”. The 10 recommendations include existing programs that need more funding – such as research to update guidelines for patient symptom control – and brand new initiatives including a human tumor database to monitor and analyze multi-dimensional cell behavior... But the funding necessary to fulfill these recommendations has not been approved by Congress despite lobbying by the Obama administration, which said it hoped to spend $1bn on the program."
Thursday, September 8, 2016
'Moonshot' cancer panel calls for US to create national research database; Guardian, 9/7/16
Amanda Holpuch, Guardian; 'Moonshot' cancer panel calls for US to create national research database: