Biden Visits Silicon Valley To Seek Innovation For White House Cancer Moonshot Initiative

Biden’s 46-year-old son Beau passed away from the disease last Spring and President Obama announced Biden would be in charge of a $1 billion national cancer moonshot initiative during the President’s last State of the Union address in January.

“It stuns me, the incredible worldwide response to #CancerMoonshot,” Biden told the crowd of press and medical professionals in attendance today at UCSF.

The veep has been on tour since the announcement, discussing the initiative in several cities throughout the U.S. – he stopped by the Huntsman Cancer Institute in Utah yesterday – but his visit to Silicon Valley is what could really help push his efforts to eradicate the disease in the long-run.
The Bay Area teems with innovation and a culture encouraging different…

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