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moon shot

[′mün ‚shät]
(aerospace engineering)
The launching of a rocket intended to travel to the vicinity of the moon.
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The Moon Shots program has received $139 million in philanthropic contributions in its first year.
The collaboration finishes an ambitious plan to partner with leading pharmaceutical companies to more rapidly develop cancer immunotherapies as part of MD Anderson's Moon Shots Program.
MD Anderson Seeks to Cure Eight Types of Cancer: "With the launch of its new Moon Shots Program on Friday, the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center hopes to go where no cancer research center has gone before: It wants to cure eight types of cancer.
Former NASA administrator Michael Griffin hit out at the decision to abandon Moon shots.
The collaboration's innovative approach will draw on the expertise of MD Anderson's Moon Shots Program, which aims to accelerate the conversion of scientific discoveries into clinical advances and significantly reduce cancer deaths.
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and Johnson & Johnson Innovation LLC, and its affiliate, Janssen Biotech Inc has been partnered to formulate immunology-based cancer treatments via the MD Anderson Moon Shots Program immunotherapy platform.
The Moon Shots program will work to develop improved diagnostic tests into commercial grade products that can be used globally, he said.
This is where Moon Shots, the Fearsome Foursome and Student Body Right became household phrases.
SPB4OVC also has partnerships with Baylor College of Medicine and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Moon Shots program.
The moon shots plan aims to "significantly increase patient survival" over the next 10 years by forming large groups of researchers and clinicians who will focus on certain cancers including acute myeloid leukemia, myelodysplastic syndrome, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, melanoma, lung cancer, prostate cancer, a form of breast cancer called triple-negative, and ovarian cancer.
30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Improved surgical outcomes for ovarian cancer, expanded potential impact for new drugs, and a novel family outreach program to head off cancers fueled by known genetic risk mutations are among the early innovations of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center's Moon Shots Program.
Funds will support MD Anderson Cancer Center's Ovarian Moon Shots program, evaluating genetic markers to identify the most effective therapeutic approaches for women with ovarian cancer.