Lung cancer is by far the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States and the most underfunded common cancer in terms of research. With 220,000 lung cancer diagnoses each year in the United States, most cases are linked to tobacco smoking, the single most preventable cause of death.
The effort to eliminate lung cancer has begun with a comprehensive approach to change how we prevent, detect and treat it. We will develop new, integrated approaches for detecting lung cancers early, when they are most curable, and rapidly develop a platform to profile all known targetable genetic mutations, which will be used to personalize treatment of early stage and advanced lung cancer patients.
MD Anderson’s Lung Cancer Moon Shot will combine the latest in treatment technology and genetic knowledge to identify and advance the most promising new treatments in a faster, more efficient way.