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U.S.-Australia Cancer Moonshot Initiative
February 3, 2024

On Sunday, February 4, World Cancer Day, the U.S. Mission in Australia is launching an initiative highlighting an important dimension of the U.S.-Australia alliance: our shared experience with and collaboration on the research, prevention, and treatment of cancer.

Ambassador to Australia Caroline Kennedy said the Mission’s U.S.-Australia Cancer Moonshot Initiative will raise awareness for our nations’ efforts and deepen cooperation in combating a disease that has touched all of our lives.

“Like every family, my family and Embassy families have lost too many people we love to cancer,” Ambassador Kennedy said.

“In September 2022, on the 60th anniversary of President Kennedy’s Moonshot speech, President Biden relaunched the Cancer Moonshot: an ambitious, whole-of-government effort to end cancer as we know it.

“We know that no one country can end the fight against cancer alone, and the United States has no better partner in this fight than Australia.

“This initiative will highlight the work being done in both the United States and Australia to advance research, share best practices, and improve the lives of people with cancer, survivors, and their families.”

The campaign will showcase the leading work by Australian researchers and strengthen connections between U.S. and Australian institutions through high-level engagements and community-based activities.