Becker's Healthcare June 29, 2022
Robert C. Garrett, CEO of Hackensack Meridian Health, and Andre Goy, MD, Chairman and Executive Director of Hackensack Meridian John Theurer Cancer Center

A generation ago we spoke of cancer in hushed tones. We whispered about the suspected “Big C,” diagnoses were kept secret, and that was that. 

Our collective will to tackle this killer changed the game: death rates dropped nearly 30 percent in a generation. Today, 16 million Americans are cancer survivors.

It’s time to recommit to saving more lives as President Biden has proposed in his plan to reignite the Cancer Moonshot. Here are our recommendations to help reach the goal of reducing the cancer death rate by at least 50 percent over the next 25 years and improving the lives of people living with cancer.

First, one of the best ways to reduce the overall burden of cancer is to improve...

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