Here is a report on how the “cancer moonshot” is progressing.
Vice President Biden is expected to tell President Obama on Monday that the administration’s “cancer moonshot” effort infused new urgency in the fight against the disease but that formidable challenges remain, including a lack of coordination among researchers, an “antiquated” funding culture and unacceptably slow dissemination of important information about new treatments.
The final moonshot report, which Biden is scheduled to deliver in an Oval Office meeting, lists an array of promising new government and private actions designed to accelerate progress. It also includes a letter to the president describing in personal terms the impact of the death of Biden’s son Beau from brain cancer in May 2015, as well as recommendations on how to score research breakthroughs and improve patient care over the next five years.
During his son’s illness, Biden wrote, he and his wife, Jill, had numerous meetings with oncologists and researchers. They came away convinced that “even if we couldn’t save our own son, the science, medicine and technology are progressing faster than ever to save countless other sons and daughters.”
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