Radiology to be represented at Cancer Moonshot National Summit

By Staff News Brief

Medical imaging will be represented at the National Summit for the National Cancer Moon Shot Initiative being held in Washington D.C. on June 29. The conference is intended to galvanize the Obama Administration’s push to double the pace of research toward curing cancer through the $1 billion National Cancer Moonshot initiative.

Etta Pisano, MD, vice chair of research and a staff radiologist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, will be representing the Academy of Radiology Research. Dr. Pisano serves on the executive committee of the Academy. She also was primary investigator for the landmark America College of Radiology Imaging Network (ACRIN) Digital Mammographic Imaging Screening Trial (DMIST).

The invitation is considered progress toward expanding the profile of imaging in expanding the profile of imaging in the Moonshot program, the ACR stated in a press release dated June 13, 2016. The radiology community, via the ARR, had expressed concern regarding the lack of medical imaging expertise on the task force and blue ribbon panel that administer the Moonshot effort. The initiative’s ambitious timetable calls for the National Cancer Institute to announce final research recommendations in August.

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Radiology to be represented at Cancer Moonshot National Summit.  Appl Radiol. 

By Staff News Brief| June 21, 2016

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