‘Let’s End Cancer’: Biden Calls For New NIH Agency To Advance Disease Cures
Comparing a new agency's mission after that of DARPA, President Joe Biden says that the nation must invest in advanced research into conditions like cancer, diabetes and Alzheimer's.
Biden Pitches A New Health Agency To Help 'End Cancer As We Know It'
In one of the most emotional moments of his first major address to Congress, President Biden on Wednesday called on lawmakers to help him “end cancer as we know it.” The bold pledge came after Biden gave a high-profile endorsement of his administration’s proposal to create a new biomedical research agency aimed at developing “breakthrough” treatments for conditions including cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, and diabetes. (Facher, 4/28)
Biden Says It's "Within Our Power" To End Cancer And Pushes For More Visionary Health Research
President Biden on Wednesday told the nation that it's "within our power" to end cancer, as part of a larger argument for creating an advanced health research agency similar to the Defense Department's DARPA. The president grew emotional when discussing the disease, which claimed the life of his son Beau Biden in 2015. (Albert, 4/28)
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'I Know Of Nothing That Is More Bipartisan' Than Curing Cancer, Biden Says During Joint Address
President Joe Biden said that ending cancer was a bipartisan issue during his joint address to Congress on Wednesday. ... The Biden administration will dedicate a high-risk, high-reward federal scientific research agency known as ARPA-H as part of his 2021 budget allocation request. While details about the new agency are scarce, researchers will first focus on developing treatments for cancer and Alzheimer's disease. (Morrison, 4/28)
Biden Veers Off Script To Thank McConnell But Makes Few Other Bipartisan Overtures
In a House Chamber mostly empty because of Covid-19 restrictions, Republicans stood to applaud only a handful of times, such as when Biden called for defeating cancer and said most police officers "serve their communities honorably." "I know of nothing that is more bipartisan, so let's end cancer as we know it. It's within our power to do it," Biden said as lawmakers from both parties stood to cheer. (Seitz-Wald, 4/28)