Vice President Joe Biden will talk about the Obama administration’s cancer “moonshot” in an event at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center next week.
Vice President Joe Biden will discuss the Obama administration’s cancer “moonshot” in a visit next week to the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
Biden already had been scheduled to visit Seattle to headline a March 21 fundraiser for the re-election campaign of U.S. Sen. Patty Murray.
The vice president’s office says he’ll take part in the cancer-research discussion in his official capacity the same day.
The Hutch event will be Biden’s fifth roundtable talk since being charged with leading the cancer moonshot — a $1 billion effort to hasten a cure for cancer that was announced by President Obama during his final State of the Union address in January.
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Biden, whose son, Beau Biden, died from brain cancer last year, has written about the cancer initiative as a governmentwide effort to double the rate of progress against the disease: “To make a decade worth of advances in five years.”
To do that, Biden said he’ll lead a combined government, university and private sector effort to “break down silos and bring all the cancer fighters together — to work together, share information, and end cancer as we know it.”