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The latest on the Cancer Moonshot initiative


 
Earlier this week, Vice President Joe Biden visited San Francisco and discussed the National Cancer Moonshot Initiative, a project aimed at accelerating cancer research and improving the prevention, detection and treatment of the disease.

Jan Liphardt, PhD, an associate professor of bioengineering and member of the Stanford Cancer Institute, is involved with the Moonshot project and was a guest on KQED's Forum yesterday. During the hour-long show, which explored the promises and limitations of the initiative, Liphardt discussed why he got involved with the project ("I like a challenge," he once said) and how the creation of CancerBase, which provides patients with an easy-to-use method to share their de-identified health data worldwide, could help achieve the Moonshot's goals.

Previously: Introducing CancerBase: A way to share personal medical data to help cancer research and Coming soon: The nation’s first hadron therapy center

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