ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — Science is on the cusp of breakthroughs that can “end cancer as we know it,” but researchers need to break down barriers that hinder the flow of data and
discoveries, Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday in a video address to cancer specialists and others who participated in a Cancer Moonshot Summit in Albuquerque and other sites across the United States.
“These are breakthroughs that are just beyond our grasp,” said Biden, who has called for a “moonshot” to accelerate the pace of cancer research. “The goal of the moonshot is to propel us forward today. The moonshot is carrying the hopes and dreams of millions of people who want us to succeed.”
Researchers who attended a regional summit at the University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center welcomed Biden’s call for sharing data and information, which too often remain hidden behind layers of institutional bureaucracy.