Liquid Biopsy, Particle-Beam Radiotherapy Get 'Moonshot' Commitments
The White House announced 36 new project commitments under its ongoing Cancer Moonshot oncology initiative, including an ambitious project to create an open liquid-biopsy database and a NASA-NCI collaboration to explore the benefits of particle-beam radiotherapy.
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