Biden Vows To Cut Off Cancer Funding For Research Facilities That Don’t Share Trial Results
The vice president's remarks came at the start of a daylong cancer summit at Howard University.
The Washington Post:
Biden Threatens Funding Cuts For Researchers Who Don’t Report Clinical-Trial Data
An impatient Vice President Biden threatened Wednesday to cut funding to research facilities that fail to report clinical-trial results quickly enough and took a swipe at drug companies that jack up the prices of cancer drugs. At an all-day cancer summit he convened at Howard University in Washington, Biden showed flashes of anger as he expressed concern that many medical institutions that receive millions of dollars in government grants weren't reporting results to a publicly accessible database in a timely fashion. (McGinley, 6/29)
Biden Threatens Funding Cuts For Researchers Who Fail To Report Clinical Trial Results
“Under the law, it says you must report. If you don’t report, the law says you shouldn’t get funding,” Biden said, citing a STAT investigation that found widespread reporting lapses. (Nather and Piller, 6/29)
Biden Outlines 'Moonshot' Initiatives To Fight Cancer
Speaking at a cancer summit at Howard University in Washington, Biden made an impassioned plea for increased urgency in the fight against cancer. The event was part of a national day of action involving hundreds of researchers, patient advocates and data experts across the country. (Clarke, 6/29)
Cancer 'Moonshot' Plan: Sharing Knowledge Can Speed Cures
Biden also attacked a profit motive that drives drugmakers to charges hundreds of thousands of dollars for some of their therapies — including hiked prices for older drugs. (Fox, 6/30)
The Dallas Morning News:
Texans Want In On Biden's 'Cancer Moonshot'
UT Southwestern Medical Center is seeking funding from the National Institutes of Health to create a $70 million facility that it hopes will be the first U.S. location to focus on a promising new targeted form of cancer treatment called heavy ion radiotherapy. Details were laid out Wednesday as cancer experts gathered nationally to hear more about a broader initiative spearheaded by Vice President Joe Biden. (Rice, 6/29)