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PoliticsBiden says as president he wants to 'cure cancer'

00:25  12 june  2019
00:25  12 june  2019 Source:   thehill.com

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2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden said Tuesday that his administration would focus on curing cancer should he win office next year.

"I've worked so hard in my career that I promise you, if I'm elected president, you're going to see the single most important thing that changes America: We're going to cure cancer," Biden said to applause Tuesday at a campaign event in Ottumwa, Iowa.

Curing the disease has become a primary focus for Biden since his son, Beau Biden, died in 2015 of an aggressive form of brain cancer. He oversaw the "Cancer Moonshot" during his time as vice president in the Obama administration.

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As President Trump officially kicked off his 2020 campaign in Orlando Tuesday night, he made sweeping The remarks came after his son, Donald Trump Jr., mocked Democratic presidential candidate and former Vice President Joe Biden for making a similar promise to cure cancer .

I say we hold out for more. Let's wait and see what else he can promise to deliver. It should be a spectacular list of stupidity by the time the primaries roll around. Okay . you were the Vice President why didn’t you get it done then?

The initiative's stated goal was "To make a decade's worth of advances in cancer prevention, diagnosis, and treatment, in five years."

After leaving office, Biden oversaw the Biden Cancer Initiative to "develop and drive implementation of solutions to accelerate progress in cancer prevention, detection, diagnosis, research, and care, and to reduce disparities in cancer outcomes."

He stepped down from the organization shortly after announcing his White House bid.

Biden slammed President Trump in April over the issue, accusing the current administration of not prioritizing fighting cancer.

"What happened was we did a lot of good work, with your help, on the Moonshot," Biden said during a speech in Washington. "And when we left, I went to this administration and said, 'You can do a lot. Move.' But it wasn't their priority at the time."

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Pelosi defends Biden as 'authentic,' says his comments aren't 'central' to 2020 election.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., defended former Vice President Joe Biden during her weekly press briefing on Thursday but indicated that his fellow 2020 contenders focused on something that wasn't "central" to the presidential election. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.getMedianetNativeAds(true); }); Her press briefing followed controversy over Biden's mentioning that he was able to work with segregationist senators. The former VP copped some friendly fire from multiple 2020 contenders, including Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J.

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