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If you’re having trouble keeping track of all those cancer moonshots, take note: One of them just changed its name after being sued over it.

That’s the initiative launched as “Cancer MoonShot 2020” a year ago with a mission of teaming up different companies to test dozens of new immunotherapy drugs for cancer in various combinations. The project’s leader is the brash biotech billionaire Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, who is now being considered for a senior role in the Trump administration overseeing health care.


And now? The references to the name on the initiative’s website (and even the URL) have been changed to “Cancer Breakthroughs 2020” — just three months after the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center sued Soon-Shiong’s project for violating its trademark on the name. An attorney representing MD Anderson told STAT that the suit has not been resolved.

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