Here's What Vice President Biden's Cancer 'Moonshot' Will Try To Do
President Obama said he wants to "make America the country that cures cancer once and for all," and he's putting Biden in charge of that initiative.By Grant Suneson | January 13, 2016
During President Obama’s final State of the Union address, he announced a "moonshot" initiative to cure cancer once and for all. The man behind the mission? Vice President Joe Biden. (Video via the White House)
The "moonshot" term is a reference to when former President John F. Kennedy told a joint session of Congress he felt the U.S. should lead the world in space exploration. Now, Obama is saying the same about efforts to fight cancer. (Video via John F. Kennedy Presidential Library)
Just after the speech, Biden wrote a blog post for Medium outlining his plan to make "a decade worth of advances in five years."