Launched in 2012, MD Anderson's Moon Shots Program™ is a comprehensive initiative to significantly reduce cancer deaths and transform cancer care. Moon shot teams pursue innovative projects prioritized for greatest patient impact, and specialized platforms provide infrastructure, systems and strategy. Moon shot efforts will help support all other cancer research at MD Anderson. Funding is from private philanthropy, institutional earnings, competitive research grants and commercialization of new discoveries. The White House Cancer Moonshot, led by Vice President Joe Biden, aligns with the program to accelerate progress in the fight against cancer.
13 AREAS OF FOCUS
- Acute myeloid leukemia/myelodysplastic syndromes
- B-cell lymphoma
- Chronic lymphocytic leukemia
- Colorectal cancer
- High-grade serous ovarian cancer
- High-risk multiple myeloma
- Human papillomavirus-related cancers
- Lung cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Triple-negative breast cancer
As of Oct. 31, private philanthropic commitments to the program total $400 million.