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November 1, 2023
Patient Empowerment Network joins CancerX Initiative
BOTHELL, WA. – Patient Empowerment Network (PEN) announced today that they have joined the CancerX Initiative, a public-private partnership announced by The White House as a national accelerator to boost innovation in the fight against cancer as part of the Cancer Moonshot campaign. CancerX’s goal is to reduce cancer deaths by 50 percent by 2047.
“Key to achieving the goals of the Cancer Moonshot is having each and every cancer patient able to access the information they need to engage in shared decision-making,” said Tracy Rode, Executive Director, Patient Empowerment Network. “We believe Patient Empowerment Network (PEN) is an important addition to CancerX because of our focus on health equity and online literacy. We are proud to offer our expertise and energy to CancerX.”
CancerX is convened and administered by Moffitt Cancer Center and the Digital Medicine Society (DiMe), alongside the Office for the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology and Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health.
“Multi-stakeholder collaboration is critical to harness the potential of digital innovation in the fight against cancer, and we’re honored to partner with PEN to achieve the ambitious goals of CancerX,” said Smit Patel, Associate Program Director at Digital Medicine Society (DiMe). “Through this impressive collaboration, we will establish best practices, build capacity, and demonstrate the impact of innovation on the life of every person on a cancer journey.”
PEN’s mission is to offer trusted information to empower anyone impacted by cancer, toward fulfilling our vision of every cancer patient having the knowledge they need to navigate the complexities of cancer.
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About Patient Empowerment Network
Patient Empowerment Network (PEN) is a virtually-based 501(c)(3) non-profit organization trusted by millions of cancer patients and care partners worldwide to achieve improved health literacy, equity, and treatment outcomes at every step of their journey. www.powerfulpatients.org.
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