U.S. NIH, 11 drugmakers partner to accelerate cancer therapy research
The Trump Administration threw its support behind a public-private partnership with 11 drug companies to advance a new class of drugs that uses the body’s immune system to fight cancer. The five-year collaboration is part of the Cancer Moonshot, a program started during the Obama administration and led by former Vice President Joe Biden, whose son Beau died of brain cancer. The Partnership for Accelerating Cancer Therapies, or PACT, will devote $215 million to identify and test chemical signatures in the body that will help predict which patients will benefit from cancer immunotherapy.
29 April, 2016 Biden takes ‘Moonshot’ cancer campaign to Vatican US Vice President Joe Biden won Pope Francis's backing Friday for advances in cancer treatment to be made available to everyone, as he brought his "Moonshot" campaign to the Vatican. Biden, whose 46-year old son Beau Biden died from brain cancer last year, made an emotional speech at a […]
13 January, 2014 Biden voices hope for Kerry’s Mideast efforts JERUSALEM (AP) — U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on Monday tried to give a boost to the flagging Mideast peace process, saying he believes Israel and a future Palestine could become an "island of stability" in a turbulent region and expressing hope that leaders would make the […]
22 March, 2017 Biden rallies Democrats against GOP health care bill Former Vice President Joe Biden rallied Democrats Wednesday against the Republican attempt to pass a health care bill that would replace former President Barack Obama’s signature legislative accomplishment. Biden had been keeping a relatively low public profile since Trump’s […]