ICYMI: July 1, 2016

July 1, 2016

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Biden outlines Cancer Moonshot efforts to break barriers

WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2016 (CNN) — Cancer is still the No. 2 killer of Americans. It has been for decades, and Vice President Joe Biden wants that to change now.

Biden, who lost his 46-year-old son, Beau, to cancer in 2015, outlined some of the plans for the Obama administration’s Cancer Moonshot initiative at a meeting at Howard University in Washington on Wednesday.

Researchers and public health leaders are meeting Wednesday at more than 270 sites in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, Guam and D.C. to discuss how they could make a decade worth of progress in understanding, preventing, diagnosing and treating cancer and caring for patients in the next five years.

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