BIO applauds Biden's initiative to find cancer cure
"We applaud Vice President Biden for his leadership in advancing the fight to cure cancer," Jim Greenwood, BIO president and CEO, said. "The process of discovering new cures and treatments for patients in need relies upon an ecosystem of innovation in which all stakeholders -- including government agencies and regulators, academic research institutions, private industry and patient groups -- play a critical role."
Greenwood expressed confidence in the biotech industry's ability to achieve significant treatment-related advancements.
"America's innovative biopharmaceutical companies stand ready to work with the vice president to bring about the day when no cancer patient is faced with a virtual death sentence," he said. "Our industry has a long track record of finding breakthrough treatments to once-deadly diseases, including HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis C and an ever-increasing list of cancers. Scientific advancements in the field of medicine have never been as promising as they are today, and we look forward to playing our part in bringing them to patients in need."
BIO is the world's largest trade association representing biotech companies, academic institutions and related organizations in more than 30 countries, including the U.S.
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