Today, at ASCO, CancerX – a public-private partnership co-hosted by Moffitt Cancer Center and the Digital Medicine Society (DiMe), alongside the Office for the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH) – announced its founding members, and The Light Collective is thrilled to join this coalition!
This group will will drive the success of CancerX, collaborating to set priorities and practices that will help us harness the full power of innovation to achieve the goals of the Cancer Moonshot.
Last Thursday, May 25, ASCO also published two online abstracts from CancerX:
- “CancerX: A national public-private partnership to boost innovation in the fight against cancer,” which outlines CancerX’s multi-pronged approach focused on 1) commoditizing best practices and aligning incentives, 2) coordinating access to research, mentorship, resources, and other collaborative opportunities, and 3) demonstrating success in practice to drive broad adoption – all the achieve the goal of reducing the incidence and burden of cancer for all people.
- “Advancing digital innovation to improve equity and reduce financial toxicity in cancer treatment,” which details CancerX’s inaugural project to define the value of digital innovation in cancer treatment, address methodological and implementation gaps, and develop best practices for equitable adoption of digital health technologies at scale in precision oncology.
Background on CancerX:
- CancerX was announced by U.S. President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden in February 2023 as part of The White House’s reignited national Cancer Moonshot initiative.
- The public-private partnership unites the diverse stakeholders and innovators necessary to unleash the power of digital innovation to design and create a future that’s free of the burden of cancer.
- At the end of March 2023, CancerX announced its co-hosts: Moffitt Cancer Center and the Digital Medicine Society (DiMe), alongside the Office for the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH). It also announced its inaugural project, “Advancing Digital Innovation to Improve Equity and Reduce Financial Toxicity in Cancer Care and Research,” which has begun work to assess, quantify, and enhance the impact of digital solutions on cancer care cost, access, and outcomes dimensions.
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