Special Event for MSK Nurses! Join us for “Disseminating Your Work: Beyond the Article”

Join us for the next event in our Advancing Authorship series.

When: Thursday, June 27, 2019, 12:00pm- 1:30pm
Where: Mortimer B. Zuckerman Research Center, Room 105, 417 E 68th St, New York, NY, 10065 (entrance on 69th Street)
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In today’s publishing world, the nursing community contributes to the growing body of healthcare and scientific knowledge. An author needs to go beyond the written word and take steps to bring awareness to their research through social media and other venues.  Join us to discover:

  • The value of writing for the non-scientist, policy maker, and other audiences.
  • What you need to know before you submit your manuscript for publication.
  • How to promote and increase awareness of your research using social media.

Speakers include:

  • Margaret Barton-Burke, BN, MS, PhD RN, FAAN, Director of Nursing Research, MSK
  • Stacie Corcoran, RN, MN, AOCNS, Program Director for Adult Cancer Survivorship, MSK
  • Maureen “Shawn” Kennedy, MA, RN, FAAN, Editor-in-chief, American Journal of Nursing

Accreditation Statement
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

AMA Credit Designation Statement
Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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What’s New with Cancer Moonshot?

On Thursday, April 25, 2019, former Vice President Joe Biden announced that he will be running for the Democratic Presidential nomination. But back in 2016, President Obama called on Biden to “lead a new, national ‘Moonshot’ initiative to eliminate cancer as we know it.” So what’s been happening with the Cancer MoonshotSM since then?

“Cancer Moonshot” by World Economic Forum is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.0

First, there’s been a name change. Cancer Moonshot 2020 is now known as Cancer Breakthroughs 2020. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) is working to implement Cancer MoonshotSM. In a November 19, 2018 update, NCI Acting Deputy Director Dinah Singer, PhD, explained that the Moonshot is now moving from planning to research. A critical first step was the formation of the Moonshot Blue Ribbon Panel (BRP) and the publication of their 2016 report on recommendations for accelerating cancer research. NCI is now in the process of operationalizing the recommendations from this report.

On April 19, 2019, Claire Dietz reported in The Cancer Letter that NCI Board of Scientific Advisors had approved eight concepts as Request for Applications (RFAs), including three Cancer MoonshotSM  concepts at a March 25, 2019 meeting. One of the Cancer MoonshotSM  concepts centers around next generation technology for next gen cancer models (NGCMs).

Learn more about research initiatives Cancer MoonshotSM is supporting.