Jun 23, 2016 1:00 AM

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The Cancer Moonshot Initiative, launched during President Barack Obama’s 2016 State of the Union address and headed by Vice President Joe Biden, is generating excitement and hope in the world of cancer research and care. Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah is playing an important role in these efforts. In addition to hosting a visit by Vice President Biden in February of 2016, HCI researchers have continued to accelerate cancer research progress.  

HCI CEO Mary Beckerle, PhD, serves as a member of Vice President Biden’s Blue Ribbon Panel on the Cancer Moonshot Initiative. Consisting of leading experts in cancer research and care, the panel exists to “provide expert advice on the vision, proposed scientific goals, and implementation of the Moonshot Initiative.” The panel also comprises seven working groups, three of which include HCI investigators:
  • Beckerle serves as co-chair of the Precision Prevention and Early Detection working group.
  • Kathleen Mooney, PhD, RN, HCI investigator and distinguished professor of nursing, is a member of the working group on Implementation Sciences.
  • Martin McMahon, PhD, HCI senior director for preclinical translation and professor of dermatology, serves on the Tumor Evolution and Progression working group.

Learn more about the Cancer Moonshot Blue Ribbon Panel.

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