The Unpredictable Prospects of Patenting Cancer Innovation
During the 2016 State of the Union Address, a national “Moonshot” initiative was proposed to bring about a decade’s worth of cancer-focused advances in five years. Stated objectives were to make more therapies available to more patients, while to also improve our ability to prevent cancer and detect it at an early stage. In order to help achieve the Cancer Moonshot’s goals, a White House Cancer Moonshot Task Force was established to focus on accelerating research efforts and breaking down barriers to progress by enhancing data access, and facilitating collaborations with researchers, doctors, philanthropies, patients, and patient advocates, and biotechnology and pharmaceutical companies.
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