Biden’s final ‘cancer moonshot’ report outlines progress and hurdles

Vice President Biden is expected to tell President Obama on Monday that the administration’s “cancer moonshot” effort infused new urgency in the fight against the disease but that formidable challenges remain, story including a lack of coordination among researchers, an “antiquated” funding culture and unacceptably slow dissemination of important information about new treatments.

The final moonshot report, which Biden is scheduled to deliver in an Oval Office meeting, lists an array of promising new government and private actions designed to accelerate progress. It also includes a letter to the president describing in personal terms the impact of the death of Biden’s son Beau from brain cancer in May 2015, as well as recommendations on how to score research breakthroughs and improve patient care over the next five years.

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