On September 7, 2016, a Blue Ribbon Panel of experts released a detailed blueprint with ten recommendations for new and coordinated initiatives (Medscape summary, here). The NIH webpage is here, and includes video plus the chance to download both a 4 page summary and a 70 page report.
ASCO and AACR applauded the effort. A summary of the ten initiatives, below the break.
The 10 points are summarized below:
For a counterpoint appearing just a few days later, see a block by Derek Lowe at SCIENCE (September 12), citing essays in Nature and Lancet this year by Vinay Prasad with titles like "The Precision Oncology Illusion;" see Lowe here and links therein. See similarly in 2015, Joyner and Paneth's opinion piece in JAMA, here, and a June 2016 piece in Science Translational Medicine by Beltran, here.