During Joe Biden’s first address to a socially-distanced and masked Congress on Wednesday evening, he included one particularly noteworthy goal: to end cancer.
We have a purpose to develop breakthroughs, to prevent, protect, and treat diseases like Alzheimer’s, diabetes, and cancer. I will never forget when we passed the cancer proposal in the last year I was vice president. Almost $9 million going to NIH, and if you will forgive my personal — the name of my deceased son. It meant a lot. But so many of us have deceased sons, daughters, relatives who died of cancer. I could think of no more worthy investments, I know of nothing that is more bipartisan. So let’s end cancer as we know it. It is within our power to do it.
Known as the “Cancer Moonshot,” the initiative Biden referenced had three goals: “to accelerate scientific discovery in cancer, foster greater collaboration, and improve the sharing of data,” with Congress passing the 21st