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January 29, 2016

Biden Inspires ‘Moonshot’ Cancer Effort at NIH

Obama turns to see a smiling Biden pointing at him next to a smiling Ryan at the State of the Union address in the Capitol.

In his final State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama calls on Vice President Joe Biden to run “mission control” for an NCI-led “moonshot” to cure cancer.

Putting his considerable political capital behind fresh opportunities to make progress against cancer, Vice President Joe Biden is to run “mission control” at an NIH and National Cancer Institute-led “moonshot” effort, said President Barack Obama at his Jan. 12 State of the Union address.

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