A cancer diagnosis today may still leave us feeling hopeless, but we are not hopeless and we are not helpless. We are living in a golden age of research and discovery.  We can end this terror, and all of us have a role to play. Because this isn’t just about hoping that one person will decipher the answers alone; it’s about listening to patients and survivors and their families, and easing the burden they face.


We asked you to share the stories that will inspire change.

Here are just a few of those stories.

Ashley shares her story about her cancer journey.
Swati, a young student, shares her cancer story.
Susan shares the story of her late husband.
Cecila shares her experience with cancer.

 I have had Lymphedema for 51 years due to cancer in right foot and year later in lymph nodes. My right leg is bigger than left leg due to lymphedema. I am a cancer survivor. Treating lymphedema is a consent daily habit for me — wearing special stocking and night stocking, eating properly, and exercising to keep up mobility. I was 15 years old when all this happened to me. So many people deal with this condition…Many are survivors

Linda H.

The goals and priorities for the Cancer Moonshot must be informed by those with direct experience with cancer. We invite you to share your story with us.

Cancer Moonshot Scholars

The Cancer Moonshot Scholars program is designed to support early-career scientists, researchers, and innovators from diverse backgrounds, including from backgrounds that are underrepresented in the biomedical, clinical, behavioral, and social sciences research workforce.  The Administration intends to fund up to 30 additional Cancer Moonshot Scholars by 2025, with the next application period closing in February 2024.

The initial cohort of Cancer Moonshot Scholars is working to make progress in prostate, pancreatic, liver, lung, cervical, brain, and rectal cancers.

Dr. Leeya Pinder, University of Cincinnati
Dr. Laurie McLouth, University of Kentucky
Dr. Mario Shields, Northwestern University
Dr. Jyothi Menon, University of Rhode Island
Dr. Jelani Zarif, Johns Hopkins University
Dr. Hien Dang, Thomas Jefferson University
Dr. Simpa Salami, University of Michigan
Dr. Matthew Triplette, University of Washington, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Center
Dr. Marvin Langston, Stanford School of Medicine

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