The Fight to Eliminate Cancer: An Inside Look at the Cancer Moonshot
In 2015, Vice President Joe Biden lost his son Beau to brain cancer. Like many of us who are impacted by cancer or who have lost someone so dear to us, Vice President Biden wanted to use his tragedy to create change, and help the lives of the millions of Americans who are impacted by cancer. That’s where this episode begins. During President Obama's final State of the Union Address he tasked Vice President Biden with leading a “moonshot” to help end cancer as we know it. A few weeks later, the first-ever White House Cancer Moonshot Task Force was formed. Their mission? Double the rate of progress in cancer research and treatment. Joining host Kim Thiboldeaux to discuss what the Cancer Moonshot means for patients are 3 guests who are proud to be part of this historic initiative.