As two physicians who have devoted our lives to studying cancer, we’re thrilled with President Joe Biden’s “Cancer Moonshot” initiative to halve the disease’s death rate within 25 years. But we worry that it won’t achieve that goal unless we act on a related, lesser-known health crisis. For many cancer patients who die from this awful disease, their tumors aren’t solely responsible. In many instances, superbugs sicken these patients, who can’t fight off resistant infections due to weakened immune systems — even with the help of antibiotics.
Superbugs need their own moonshot initiative
September 12, 2022