The AP (9/21, Marchione) reports that the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, “the nation’s largest cancer center, is launching a massive ‘moonshot’ effort against eight specific forms of the disease, similar to the all-out push for space exploration 50 years ago.” The center “expects to spend as much as $3 billion on the project over the next 10 years and already has ‘tens of millions’ of dollars in gifts to jump start it now, said its president, Dr. Ronald DePinho.” The effort seeks to come up with cures and reduce death rates. While “no overall benchmarks have been set, individual projects for various cancers have specific goals.”

From the AAD, Dermatology Daily.