Launched in 2012, MD Anderson's Moon Shots Program™ is a comprehensive effort to significantly reduce deaths and transform cancer care. Moon Shot teams pursue innovative projects prioritized for greatest patient impact. Specialized platforms provide infrastructure, systems and strategy. Moon Shot efforts will help support all cancer research at MD Anderson. Funding is from private philanthropy, institutional earnings, competitive research grants and commercialization of new discoveries. The National Cancer Moonshot Initiative, led by former Vice President Joe Biden, aligns with the program to accelerate progress in the fight against cancer.
Private philanthropic commitments to the program total more than $428 million.
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