As Part of President Biden’s Unity Agenda, Cancer Moonshot Announces Launch of New ARPA-H Program to Develop Novel Technologies for More Precise and Accurate Cancer Tumor Removal

Program launch represents major milestone for new agency established and funded by President Biden and bipartisan members of Congress to revolutionize how we improve health outcomes for Americans facing cancer and other diseases

President’s Unity Agenda also delivering progress in fight against cancer thanks to the Bipartisan Honoring our PACT Act and SERVICE Act, with new steps from the Department of Veterans Affairs, including to expand access to breast cancer screenings

Today, the Biden Cancer Moonshot announced a first-of-its-kind Advanced Research Projects Agency for Health (ARPA-H) program to develop novel technologies that will allow surgeons to remove cancerous tumors with more precision and accuracy, resulting in better health outcomes for Americans facing cancer. The launch of this program—ARPA-H’s first program targeting cancer and second program overall—represents a major milestone for ARPA-H, the new agency President Biden established and funded with Democrats and Republicans in Congress last year to generate breakthroughs in ways to prevent, detect, and treat cancer and other diseases.