ICYMI: January 15, 2015

Published on January 15, 2016

Updated on November 1, 2019


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Vice President Biden will head pursuit of cancer cure

TUESDAY, January 12, 2016 (USA Today) — President Obama announced during his State of the Union Address that he’s putting Vice President Biden in charge of carrying out the “moonshot” to cure cancer that Biden called for following his son’s death.

“Last month, (Biden) worked with this Congress to give scientists at the National Institutes of Health the strongest resources they’ve had in over a decade,” Obama said. “Tonight, I’m announcing a new national effort to get it done. And because he’s gone to the mat for all of us, on so many issues over the past forty years, I’m putting Joe in charge of Mission Control. For the loved ones we’ve all lost, for the family we can still save, let’s make America the country that cures cancer once and for all.”

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NOTE: You can read the Foundation’s statements in response to the finalized USPSTF guidelines and Vice President Biden’s moonshot initiative on our website.

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