Biden Administration Announces Actions on Cancer Moonshot Initiative

As is typical for every Administration in the run up to the State of the Union address, President Biden released a series of policy announcements to draw attention to his priorities.  Included among those priorities were further actions as part of the Cancer Moonshot Initiative.  The White House announced it was taking the following actions to continue progress on the initiative:

  • The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is awarding $10 million to improve access to lifesaving cancer screenings and early detection including patient navigation support services.
  • The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) is launching the “CancerX” National Innovation Accelerator Initiative, a government wide effort to develop tools, such as digital solutions to improve cancer patient care coordination and communication, new software technology to help community organizations meet cancer patients where they are, or new platforms to support patients with their post-treatment care.

President Biden featured the Cancer Moonshot initiative during his State of the Union address and also called on Congress to reauthorize National Cancer Act, which authorizes the National Cancer Institute at NIH. 

Last Reviewed: February 2023