At AACR 2023, NCI Director Discusses Cancer Moonshot Initiative and New National Cancer Plan with AACR President

On February 2, 2022, President Joe Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden reignited the Cancer Moonshot, setting a new goal to reduce age-standardized cancer mortality rates by at least 50 percent over the next 25 years in the U.S. Not long after, in October 2022, Monica M. Bertagnolli, MD, was sworn in as Director of the National Cancer Institute (NCI). At the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Annual Meeting 2023, the NCI Director’s Address and Fireside Chat was held on Monday, April 17, and Dr. Bertagnolli sat down with AACR President Lisa M. Coussens, PhD, FAACR, to discuss the NCI’s goals for the Cancer Moonshot initiative and the recently released National Cancer Plan. Their discussion is described below.

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