Biden is expected to set a series of goals in remarks from the East Room of the White House, including reducing the cancer death rate by at least 50% over the next 25 years and improving the experience of those living with it. cancer and who survive it, with the ultimate goal of “ending cancer as we know it today,” according to a White House fact sheet shared with CNN on Tuesday.
Wednesday’s announcement will not include any new funding. In December 2016, Congress authorized $1.8 billion to fund the Cancer Moonshot over a seven-year period, with $400 million in funding still authorized for 2022 and 2023.
he had “never been so optimistic that we can do great things”.
The president is expected to appoint Dr. Danielle Carnival, who works in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, as the White House Cancer Moonshot Coordinator. He is also set to announce the formation of a “Cancer Cabinet”, with representatives from the departments of Health and Human Services, Veterans Affairs, Defense, Energy and Agriculture. , as well as the Environmental Protection Agency, the National Institutes of Health, the National Cancer Institute, and others throughout the executive branch.
Biden and First Lady Jill Biden are also expected to issue a call to action on cancer screenings “to jump-start progress on screenings that have been missed as a result of the pandemic, and help ensure that everyone in the States United benefits equally from the tools we have to prevent, detect and diagnose cancer.”
A senior administration official told reporters on a Tuesday call ahead of the president’s announcement that the success in the program’s first five years has allowed the administration to set “really ambitious goals” for go forward.