AURORA - When the word “moonshot” is attached to a project, the understanding is clear. It will be ambitious, exploratory and hopefully groundbreaking. Most recently, the word moonshot has been linked to cancer.
During his State of the Union address in January, President Barack Obama announced the establishment of a new Cancer Moonshot aimed to provide more therapies to more patients, while improving the prevention and detection of cancer.
The core of this mission involves sharing information; giving researchers and research institutions datasets to compare genomics and clinical therapies. The goal is to foster discoveries in cancer research and increase the success of treatments.