When President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden reignited the Cancer Moonshot initiative in February, they aimed to reduce the death rate from cancer by at least 50 percent over the next 25 years and improve the experience of people and families living with and surviving cancer. They called for everyone to do their part, including federal agencies and departments, private companies, health care providers, patient groups, philanthropies and others.
While the immediate goals are domestic, the ambitions of the Cancer Moonshot extend far beyond the borders of the United States, as the burden of cancer falls heavily to lower- and middle-income countries, where the majority of global cancer deaths occur. International work as part of the Cancer Moonshot is focused on equity and collaboration to increase access to prevention, screening, treatment and care for everyone facing a cancer diagnosis and their families worldwide. To read the full story.