Estimates based on a broad range of scientific evidence indicate that more than 50% of cancers can be prevented. Approximately 50 million lives worldwide could be saved this decade by implementing known, effective preventive strategies. Sharing these lifesaving prevention messages and enabling sustainable, cancer control initiatives require sophisticated cooperative efforts.
Research advances in cancer medicine must be shared widely and translated, globally, practically and rapidly, into health systems, communities and daily life. Oncologists are working to advance the mission of the Cancer Prevention and Control Moon Shot™ platform, which is to accelerate efforts to develop, disseminate, and amplify evidence-based strategies, community services, policy interventions, and knowledge targeting measurable reductions in cancer incidence and mortality. The platform helps ensure that prevention strategies impact population-level health outcomes on a transformative scale.
Key initiatives include:
- Be Well Communities™
- Project ECHO® Superhub for Oncology
- Reducing Exposure to Ultraviolet Radiation
- Preventing Hereditary Breast Cancer and Ovarian Cancer
- Increasing HPV Vaccination Rates