Precision Prevention & Early Detection

Cancer Research Ideas - Precision Prevention & Early Detection (Archived)

Advances in genomic technologies should lead to improved prevention and early detection strategies. As we develop a better understanding of common genetic variants that are associated with higher or lower risk of certain cancers, we may be able to use that knowledge to identify individuals who may or may not benefit from prevention strategies. And techniques to analyze bits of tumor DNA (and other molecules) that are released into the blood and other body fluids may enable noninvasive screening for very early cancers.

The submission period for Precision Prevention & Early Detection ideas ended on July 1. However, we encourage you to sign up for regular e-mail updates about the National Cancer Moonshot Initiative at the Cancer Moonshot Milestones web page.

Precision Prevention & Early Detection

The Power of Cancer Prevention

The ideal situation is that cancer would never happen to anyone. Finding methods that will personalize prevention, whether it is specific dietary factors, weight control, or pharmacological agents, would avoid the suffering and lives lost to cancer.


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