The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the United States said, it had been awarding 215 million dollars in the first year funding as a part of the reviving the Cancer Moonshot initiative of the Obama Administration that has been aimed at the prevention and also controlling the disease.
The funding is going to be given to 86 recipients which is including the various states in the United States as well as the indigenous tribes like the Kaw Nation of Oklahoma, Cherokee Nation and the Navajo Nation among several others. The funding has been a part of an complete five year investment plan worth 1.1 billion dollars into the three national programs for preventing and controlling cancer.
Xavier Becerra, health and human services secretary said, this funding has been a critical investment in support of the Cancer Initiative of Joe Biden, president of the United States and their efforts for helping them to make sure that everyone in the United States is equitably benefiting from the tools they have for detecting and diagnosing cancer.
Joe Biden has also announced the plans for decreasing the death rate from cancer disease by around 50 percent over the upcoming 25 years by spreading the research and also making more treatments that are available under the initiative known as Cancer Moonshot.