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Biden Presses Health Care Leaders To Expand The Battle Against Cancer

In speeches on the West Coast, the vice president says he will continue his campaign to find cures for the deadly disease and extolled young researchers to find new remedies through their "overwhelming skepticism for orthodoxy."

The Associated Press: Biden Outlines Steps To Pursue Post-Obama ‘Cancer Moonshot’
Vice President Joe Biden is outlining how he intends to pursue his “cancer moonshot” agenda after the end of the Obama administration. Biden says in a San Francisco speech that he will be starting an organization that may be called the Biden Cancer Initiative to make progress in changing the way the nation conducts cancer research and development and providing care to those with the disease. (1/9)

San Francisco Chronicle: At SF Event, Biden Vows To Make Fighting Cancer His Cause 
With less than two weeks left in office, Vice President Joe Biden told health care leaders in San Francisco on Monday that he has “genuine reason for open optimism” about the state of cancer research — a special cause to him since his son’s death in 2015. Biden has led the Cancer Moonshot Initiative since it was announced by President Obama last January in his final State of the Union address. (Allday, 1/9)

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