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Cancer Moonshot Plans Begin To Take Form

The Lancet: Launching a plan for the Cancer Moonshot Editorial Board “…Eight months ago [a Lancet] editorial worried that the aims of the Cancer Moonshot were nebulous and overly ambitious. Now, as the Moonshot plans unfold, we see opportunities for them to be more determined. … Among these, is beginning…

Cancer Experts Release 10 Recommendations For U.S. Cancer Moonshot Initiative

CQ News: Cancer Panel Approves ‘Moonshot’ Recommendations “Advisers to the National Cancer Institute approved recommendations Wednesday from scientists working with President Barack Obama’s cancer moonshot initiative that suggest harnessing the genomic information of cancer patients to create a national clinical trial network…” (Williams, 9/7). Nature: Cancer experts unveil wishlist for…

Improving Global Health Requires Addressing Disparities In Access To Diagnostics, Treatments For NCDs

Project Syndicate: Killing Non-Communicable Diseases Steve Davis, president and CEO of PATH “…[N]on-communicable diseases (NCDs) like diabetes, cardiovascular disease, cancer, and respiratory ailments [are] becoming far and away the world’s leading causes of death. … Consider diabetes, one of the fastest-growing NCDs. … [I]n poorer communities, tools and medicines to…

Global Registry, Reliable Statistics Critical To Accelerating Cancer Research

Forbes: The Developing World Needs A Cancer Moonshot Emily Munn, Forbes contributor “…[W]hat would a cancer moonshot for the rest of the world look like? … Right now, cancer statistics for many developing countries are not reliable for a number of reasons: These numbers aren’t counted regularly; indigenous people aren’t…

WHO Appoints Former N.Y. Mayor Michael Bloomberg As Global Ambassador For NCDs

Associated Press: Michael Bloomberg Named World Health Organization Ambassador “Billionaire philanthropist and former New York mayor Michael Bloomberg has a new job — as global ambassador for the U.N. health agency with a mandate to help reduce deaths from prevalent diseases, traffic accidents, tobacco, alcohol, and obesity…” (Lederer, 8/17). Reuters:…

U.S., Partners Working To End Violence Against Persons With Disabilities, Highlight As Human Rights Issue

U.S. Department of State’s “DipNote”: No Longer Silent: Violence Against Persons with Disabilities is an Issue of Global Human Rights Judith Heumann, special adviser for international disability rights at the State Department, discusses the human rights impacts of violence against persons with disabilities, writing, “Violence against persons with disabilities has…

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