Bringing together patient advocates, healthcare professionals, biomedical researchers, medical innovators, payers, policymakers and 21st century thinkers, this groundbreaking initiative harnesses the power of all Americans to change the face of cancer as we know it.
Launched in June 2014, Project Innovation follows the release of the National Patient Advocate Foundation’s report, Securing the Future of Innovation in Cancer Treatment, which identified institutional, regulatory and funding hurdles that are driving up the costs and delaying the development of new cancer therapies – factors that ultimately limit patient access to much needed treatment. To overcome these obstacles, the report provides a blueprint for action, suggesting policy solutions, research collaborations, data sharing concepts and funding options that can significantly advance innovation.
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