About Provocative Questions
por MaloneC Última modificación 27/03/2013 12:02
What is the "Provocative Questions" Initiative?The provocative questions initiative has assembled a list of 24 important questions from the research community to stimulate the NCI’s research communities to use laboratory, clinical and populations sciences in especially effective and imaginative ways to answer the questions. The questions are not simple restatements of long-term goals of the National Cancer Program, which are to improve the prevention, detection, diagnosis, and treatment of all forms of cancer. Instead they:
- Build on specific advances in our understanding of cancer and cancer control;
- Address broad issues in the biology of cancer that have proven difficult to resolve;
- Take into consideration the likelihood of progress in the foreseeable future (e.g. 5 to 10 years); and
- Address ways to overcome obstacles to achieving long-term goals.