Report of the Cancer Moonshot Task Force

17 October, 2016

While bold, the goal of the Cancer Moonshot is within our grasp. Today, society has the benefit of decades of scientific understanding and vast amounts of rich data just waiting to be transformed into solutions. We now know that cancer is hundreds of diseases, largely of our genome, and we have developed new and innovative ways of capitalizing on this knowledge. We know that our behavior and environment contribute to our likelihood of getting cancer, and we are modifying our behaviors and exposures to avoid known risks. We know that prevention and early diagnosis are key to fighting cancer, and we can build these efforts into clinical care.