Vice President Joe Biden came to Philadelphia last night to talk about the fight against cancer and the “moonshot” initiative to find a cure. Biden spoke from the heart about how losing a son to cancer helped him to organize the moonshot initiative.
“We have to make ending cancer as we know it a critical mission, time sensitive,” he said. “Simply put, we have to change our approach to the way we’ve been fighting cancer.”
Speaking at the World Affairs Council in Center City, Biden said we can’t advance patient care without getting doctors and researchers to talk and share ideas.
“To do this we have to create a better system to share data and empower patients to take the data they have themselves control of and make it available to repositories. “
The vice-president says treatment can improve if there is a will to change.