Tumor Evolution & Progression

Include metastasis research as a moonshot goal

Metastasis causes 90% of cancer deaths, but we atull know very little about the metastatic process and how to stop it. Research in this area is vital to saving lives.

What is the research problem

Very little research is done into the causes of and treatments for metastasis, despite metastasis being the cause of 90% of cancer deaths. As a result, we still know very little about how metastasis happens and how to stop it.

How will your solution make a difference

Since so many deaths are caused by metastasis, across organ of origin, developing treatments to stop metastasis will dramatically decrease the death rate from cancer.

What is your proposed solution

Shift federal funding from research into treatment of early stage disease to research on metastasis.


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Idea No. 33