MD Anderson's Moon Shots Program is a comprehensive assault to significantly reduce cancer deaths and transform care. Moon shot teams pursue innovative projects prioritized for greatest patient impact. Many moon shots also include prevention and early-detection projects. Specialized platforms provide infrastructure, systems and strategy. Moon shot efforts will help support all other cancer research at MD Anderson, particularly with improved resources and infrastructure. Funding is from private philanthropy, institutional earnings, competitive research grants and commercialization of new discoveries.
12 areas of focus:
- Acute myeloid leukemia/myelodysplastic syndromes
- B-cell lymphoma
- Chronic lymphocytic leukemia
- Colorectal cancer
- High-risk multiple myeloma
- Human papillomavirus-related cancers
- Lung cancer
- Pancreatic cancer
- Prostate cancer
- Triple negative breast cancer and high-grade serous ovarian cancers
As of May 31, private philanthropic commitments to the program total more than $383.8 million.