President Biden’s Cancer Moonshot Goal

The experience of cancer — of getting a cancer diagnosis, surviving cancer, losing someone to cancer — has touched virtually every American family. 

This is personal for the President and First Lady, like it is for so many of you.

As Vice President, in 2016, Joe Biden led the Cancer Moonshot with the mission to accelerate the rate of progress against cancer. The cancer advocacy, patient, research and health care communities responded with tremendous energy and ingenuity.

Now, President Biden has reignited the Cancer Moonshot and set a new national goal: if we work together, we can cut the death rate from cancer by at least 50% over the next 25 years, and improve the experience of people  and their families living with and surviving cancer. 

We can make real progress toward ending cancer as we know it.

It will take all of us doing our part.  Join us.

We Need Your Help

Achieving the bold goals laid out by President Biden and First Lady Jill Biden will take all of us.  Progress will be informed by patients, caregivers, and families and made by all parts of the oncology community and beyond.  President Biden calls on the private sector, foundations, academic institutions, healthcare providers, and all Americans to join the mission of reducing the deadly impact of cancer and improving patient experiences in the diagnosis, treatment, and survival of cancer. We invite all Americans to share perspectives and ideas; — organizations, companies, and institutions to share actions they plan to take as part of this mission.

Share Your Ideas and Stories

Ending cancer as we know it will take all of us doing our part.

We know that the best ideas, the stories that will inspire change, and the actions that can help deliver on this bold mission come from across the United States and beyond. 

President Biden is calling, on the:

  • Scientific community to bring its boldest thinking to this fight;
  • Medical and public health community to improve their outreach to and support for underserved communities, to help patients and families have the best experience possible while living with and surviving cancer, and to improve patient outcomes;
  • Private sector to step up — to develop and test new treatments, to share more data and knowledge, and to collaborate on tools that can benefit all Americans; and
  • People living with cancer and survivors, their caregivers and families,  and those who have lost someone to keep sharing their perspectives and experiences and to keep pushing for progress.

The goals and priorities for the Cancer Moonshot must be informed by those with direct experience with cancer.