Med Sci (Paris)
Volume 32, Number 8-9, Août–Septembre 2016
|Page(s)||784 - 786|
|Published online||12 September 2016|
Cancer :faut-il viser la lune ?
Does a cancer moonshot make sense?
UMR 7268 ADÉS, Aix-Marseille, Université/EFS/CNRS, Espace éthique méditerranéen, hôpital d’adultes la Timone, 264, rue Saint-Pierre, 13385 Marseille Cedex 05, France
2 CoReBio PACA, case 901, parc scientifique de Luminy, 13288 Marseille Cedex 09, France
The recently announced “Cancer moonshot” may be greeted with scepticism: the previous “War on cancer” (1971) was not very successful. However the current plan seems well targeted, with emphasis not only on research investment but also on a strong effort to “break down silos” and ensure wide dissemination and use of clinical and molecular data. One big uncertainty, however, is what will happen to the programme after the 2016 presidential election… ‡
© 2016 médecine/sciences – Inserm
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