MD Anderson’s Moon Shots Program™ is a comprehensive, accelerated effort to significantly reduce cancer deaths and transform cancer care. Moon Shot™ teams pursue innovative projects prioritized for greatest patient impact, and specialized platforms serve as research engines to provide infrastructure, systems and strategy. These efforts will help support all other cancer research at MD Anderson. Funding for the initiative, launched in 2012, is from private philanthropy, institutional earnings, competitive grants for cancer research and commercialization of new discoveries.
Private philanthropic commitments to the Moon Shots Program total more than $449 million.