The plat­forms make the pro­gram unique

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The in­sti­tu­tion-wide, high qual­ity sci­en­tific and tech­ni­cal plat­forms will pro­vide key in­fra­struc­ture for the success of the Moon Shots Pro­gram. In the past, each in­ves­ti­ga­tor or group of in­ves­ti­ga­tors has devel­oped their own in­fra­struc­ture to sup­port their re­search pro­grams. Fre­quently they were un­der-funded and lacked the high level man­age­ment and lead­er­ship re­quired to en­sure that they were of the high­est cal­iber and in par­tic­u­lar that they were able to adapt to the rapidly chang­ing sci­en­tific and tech­no­log­i­cal en­vi­ron­ment. The moon shot plat­forms will be de­signed and re­sourced to pro­vide ex­per­tise that will sup­port the ef­forts of all of moon shots teams. The plat­forms will pro­vide a crit­i­cal com­po­nent to the success of each moon shot and of the over­all Moon Shots Pro­gram. In par­tic­u­lar, they will lever­age the in­vest­ment across the moon shots.

Th­ese plat­forms in­clude:

A work flow that en­ables clin­i­cians and re­searchers to in­te­grate real-time pa­tient clin­i­cal in­for­ma­tion and re­search ge­nomic data, al­low­ing un­der­stand­ing of the can­cer genome and ul­ti­mately im­prov­ing out­come.

The cap­ture, stor­age and pro­cess­ing of huge amounts of in­for­ma­tion, much of it coming from Next Gen­er­a­tion Se­quenc­ing machines (genome se­quenc­ing).

Com­mu­ni­ty­based ef­forts in can­cer preven­tion, screen­ing, and early de­tec­tion and sur­vivor­ship to ed­u­cate and achieve a mea­sure­able re­duc­tion in the can­cer bur­den. In­ter­ven­tions in the ar­eas of pub­lic pol­icy, pub­lic ed­u­ca­tion, pro­fes­sional ed­u­ca­tion and ev­i­dence­based ser­vice de­liv­ery can make a mea­sur­able and last­ing dif­fer­ence in our com­mu­nity, es­pe­cially among those most vul­ner­a­ble - the un­der­served.

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