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Cancer Moonshot℠

Visit the About the Cancer Moonshot page to learn about the research goals of the reignited Cancer Moonshot and newly announced programs:

  • Cancer Moonshot Scholars
  • Multi-Cancer Detection Studies
  • Telehealth Research Studies

Since the initial launch of the Cancer Moonshot in 2016, the cancer community has made measurable progress toward three ambitious goals: to accelerate scientific discovery in cancer, foster greater collaboration, and improve the sharing of cancer data. Early in 2022, President Biden announced a reignition of the Cancer Moonshot, highlighting new goals: to reduce the cancer death rate by half within 25 years and improve the lives of people with cancer and cancer survivors.

By focusing on areas of cancer research that are most likely to benefit the American people as a result of new investment, the Cancer Moonshot has brought together a large community of patients, advocates, researchers and clinicians who are dedicated to advancing research to end cancer as we know it.


  • About the Cancer Moonshot℠

    Learn about the research goals and initiatives of the reignited Cancer Moonshot.

  • Cancer Moonshot℠ Progress

    Learn about the progress that has been made in cancer research through the various Cancer Moonshot initiatives.

  • Cancer Moonshot℠ Research Initiatives

    Implementation teams are considering multiple ways to fund new programs as well as expansions of ongoing efforts to advance the goals of the Cancer Moonshot.

  • Cancer Moonshot℠ Seminar Series

    In this seminar series, researchers working across Cancer Moonshot initiatives present on their findings. Additionally, they discuss how their research projects address the Blue Ribbon Panel report’s 10 key recommendations.

  • Funding Opportunities to Support Cancer Moonshot

    See a list of funding opportunity announcements from fiscal year 2017 through fiscal year 2023 for research initiatives that aligned with the goals of the Cancer Moonshot.

  • Blue Ribbon Panel

    A Blue Ribbon Panel of experts was established as a working group of the NCAB to ensure that the Cancer Moonshot's approaches are grounded in the best science. Their report outlines 10 recommendations to accelerate progress against cancer.