In response to the White House Cancer Moonshot, the Digital Medicine Society (DiMe) and Moffitt Cancer Center announced they are co-hosting CancerX, a new public-private partnership effort to rapidly accelerate the pace of cancer innovation in the U.S., alongside the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH). They also announced CancerX’s inaugural project, which will focus on using digital innovation to reduce disparities and financial toxicity in cancer care and research.
CancerX uniquely blends DiMe‘s expertise in convening cross-disciplinary groups to develop clinical-quality resources on a tech timeline with Moffitt’s top research and care experts working side-by-side to revolutionize cancer treatment, extend access to the highest-quality care, and save more lives. The initiative is open to all those working in the field who are committed to working collaboratively and share a vision of unleashing the power of innovation to design and create a future that’s free of the burden of cancer.
“The Cancer Moonshot’s mission is to cut the death rate from cancer by at least 50% over the next 25 years and improve the experience of people and their families living with and surviving cancer,” said Dr. Catharine Young, Assistant Director of Cancer Moonshot Engagement and Policy, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy. “To achieve these goals, we must amplify digital innovation, which is the mission of the newly formed CancerX. With DiMe and Moffitt’s leadership, this public-private partnership will advance best practices in cancer care, improve outcomes, and make real progress toward ending cancer as we know it.”
“One of the greatest challenges to leveraging new digital innovation in cancer care is the complexity of the data required to make smart decisions quickly. As our ability to effectively and efficiently access and interpret data from multiple streams has matured, we have an unprecedented opportunity for innovators and new innovations to contribute to achieving our Cancer Moonshot goals,” added Micky Tripathi, Ph.D., national coordinator for health information technology.
SOURCE: PR Newswire