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[Editorial] Launching a plan for the Cancer Moonshot

On Sept 7, the findings of the blue ribbon panel of a major presidential initiative to accelerate cancer research in the USA were presented to the country’s National Cancer Institute. The panel’s report laid out ten recommendations to double the rate of cancer progress—to achieve a decade of advances in cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and care in 5 years. 8 months ago a Lancet Editorial worried that the aims of the Cancer Moonshot were nebulous and overly ambitious. Now, as the Moonshot plans unfold, we see opportunities for them to be more determined.