Joe Biden to speak about White House push to find cancer cure

Biden has created a task force comprised of the heads of at least a dozen federal departments and agencies, including the National Cancer Institute and the National Institutes of Health.

By: AP | Boston | Published:October 19, 2016 11:39 am
joe biden, hillary clinton, biden, biden white house cancer cure, cancer cure US, white house push to find cancer cure, cancer cure, cancer, cancer news, us elections, us elections 2016, world news, us news, indian express Vice President Joe Biden is heading to Boston to talk about the White House’s push to find a cure for cancer. (Source: AP)

Vice President Joe Biden is heading to Boston to talk about the White House’s push to find a cure for cancer. Biden will speak Wednesday afternoon about the so-called “Cancer Moonshot” initiative at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the US Senate.

President Barack Obama announced the initiative in his final State of the Union address in January.

He’s created a task force comprised of the heads of at least a dozen federal departments and agencies, including the National Cancer Institute, the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Health and Human Services.

Biden, whose son died from cancer last year, serves as chair.

The task force aims to double the rate of progress in cancer research and treatment, accomplishing what could be achieved in ten years in five.