The National Cancer Institute (NCI) announced on April 4 the Blue Ribbon Panel that will lead the Vice President’s National Cancer Moonshot Initiative. The panel consists of scientific experts, cancer researchers, and patient advocates. It serves as a working group of the National Cancer Advisory Board (NCAB), which will consider the Panel’s recommendations and advise the NCI director.
A final report by the White House Cancer Moonshot Task Force, chaired by Vice President Joe Biden, will be produced and then forwarded to President Barack Obama by December 31, 2016. Members of the research community and the public can engage in the initiative initially by subscribing to updates on the main website or by emailing the panel at firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, an online forum for submitting scientific ideas and comments to the panel will be available on the site in the coming weeks.
NABR summarized last month the cancer research areas that depend on animal research. Please take a look at our factsheet, The Role of Animal Research in the Cancer Moonshot, for more information.