CDC writes first check in $1.1B Cancer Moonshot grant
When President Joe Biden reignited the Obama-era Cancer Moonshot initiative four months ago, scientists wondered where the money would come from. On Wednesday, the CDC doled out the first installment of a five-year, $1.1 billion grant to get things going.
Over the first of five years, the CDC is shelling out $215 million to 3 national programs established in the 1990s to improve cancer prevention, detection, diagnosis and control. Through these programs — the National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (NBCCEDP), the National Comprehensive Cancer Control Program (NCCCP), and the National Program of Cancer Registries (NPCR) — all fifty states are receiving funding, as well as 18 tribal organizations and five territories.
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