A Community View of the Cancer Moonshot

By the time you read this, the Obama Administration will be written about in the past tense. But there were no moving boxes in sight when I visited the White House on January 11 to participate in a discussion about a project that will live on past Inauguration Day: fighting cancer in our communities.

It was abundantly clear that Vice President Joe Biden’s “Cancer Moonshot” initiative was not going to stop. Nor was there any sense the vital work of the nation’s cancer leaders who are addressing disparities in care ranging from access, to prevention, to diagnosis, to treatment would grind to a halt. Indeed, what I heard was that America’s community oncologists are doubling down on how we can continue to make progress towards better, more accessible, and affordable cancer care.

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