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Make GI Cancer Research a Top Priority for the National Cancer Moonshot Initiative

April 18, 2016

NCI opens online platform to submit ideas about research for Cancer Moonshot; submit your ideas for GI cancer research.

The National Cancer Institute (NCI), part of the National Institutes of Health, has launched an online platform to enable the research community and the public to submit ideas on the National Cancer Moonshot efforts. Submit your ideas for advancing GI cancer research today.

Ideas, which may range from cancer prevention to advancing the understanding of the origins of cancer to reducing cancer health disparities, may be submitted in the following areas:

  • Cancer clinical trials.
  • Data sharing.
  • Dissemination and population sciences.
  • Immunotherapy, combination therapy and immunoprevention.
  • Pediatric cancer.
  • Tumor evolution and progression.
  • Other exceptional opportunities.

Submissions will be considered by the Blue Ribbon Panel of scientific experts and patient advocates as they develop the scientific direction at NCI for the initiative over the next few months. The panel will report its findings to the National Cancer Advisory Board later this summer.

If you’re attending Digestive Disease Week® (DDW), you have a first-row seat to the latest in GI cancer research. Check out the DDW online planner to find sessions of interest.

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