The head of the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) applauded U.S. Vice President Joe Biden's recent call for a national commitment to end cancer on Wednesday.
“We agree with Vice President Biden on the need for a ‘moon shot’ in this country to end cancer," ACS CAN President Chris Hansen said. "There is bipartisan consensus on this point — we hear it from elected officials every day. We join the vice president in calling for a sustained national commitment to defeat a disease that will kill an estimated 590,000 people in America this year alone."
Biden also called for more medical research and funding for cancer treatment development.
"We need to accelerate the groundbreaking medical research being conducted at the National Institutes of Health, the National Cancer Institute and in research facilities across the country," Hansen said. "By coupling federally funded research with private sector discovery and innovation, we will continue to develop lifesaving early detection tools, treatments and ultimately cures for cancer. Working together, the government and industry can end this disease for all time.”
Biden's call to end cancer is applauded
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