Biden pitches ‘moonshot’ to cut the number of cancer deaths in half

U.S. president urges medical, political communities to reduce the number of cancer deaths by half within the next 25 years

By: - September 13, 2022 9:20 am
President Joe Biden

In this file photo, U.S. President Joe Biden speaks at the Democratic National Committee summer meeting at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center Sept. 8, 2022, in National Harbor, Maryland. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON —  Hoping to channel the momentum that led scientists to land Americans on the moon more than 50 years ago, President Joe Biden doubled down Monday on his quest to halve the number of cancer deaths as part of his revamped “cancer moonshot” initiative.

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Jennifer Shutt
Jennifer Shutt

Jennifer covers the nation’s capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Her coverage areas include congressional policy, politics and legal challenges with a focus on health care, unemployment, housing and aid to families.