PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — President Joe Biden has many connections to Philadelphia, one being his link to the University of Pennsylvania and launching the Cancer Moonshot project from there five years ago. That effort has led to many cancer breakthroughs.
The Cancer Moonshot project led to major federal funding for cancer, and now new treatments that are saving lives.
“My goal is we find absolute cures,” Biden said in 2016.
That was then-Vice President Biden at the University of Pennslyvania five years ago to kick off the Cancer Moonshot.
“It’s a source of pride that the ribbon was cut here at the Abramson Cancer Center at Penn and the person, the leader of that, is now the president of the United States,” said Abramson Cancer Center Director Dr. Robert Vonderheide.