During his final State of the Union address, President Barack Obama announced a major new initiative, the White House Cancer Moonshot. This bold project to end cancer — led by Vice President Joe Biden — aims to double the rate of progress toward cures in the next decade by advancing cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care. The initiative will also promote and improve collaboration and information sharing among researchers and physicians, as well as align efforts from the government, industry, academia, philanthropy and patient groups. It will serve as inspiration for the next generation of American visionaries to expand our understanding and knowledge of cancer.
On September 16, Vice President Joe Biden gave a lecture at Rice University describing the progress of the White House Cancer Moonshot and its activities. The lecture was part of the Medicine, Research and Society Policy Issues Series, a joint project of the Baker Institute Center for Health and Biosciences and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center.
A video of the event is below:
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This event was open to current members of the Baker Institute, current Rice University students, faculty and staff, and invited guests.
The Honorable James A. Baker, III
Honorary Chair, Baker Institute
Dr. Jill Biden
Second Lady of the United States