In 2016, President Obama asked Joe Biden to lead the “Cancer Moonshot”, a program to make ten years of progress
(25) in cancer treatment occur in the next five years. VP Biden met with
(26) thousands of cancer patients and their families, physicians, researchers, philanthropists, technology leaders and heads of state to coordinate, and better understand, the advances which can be made in cancer research. The initiative has worked to share data across the world, bring alternative therapies forward, and help Americans reduce their risk of cancer. In addition, Biden worked to pass the bipartisan 21st Century Cures Act
(27), which included a $1.8 billion investment towards the National Cancer Institute.