President Biden delivers a speech on the Cancer Moonshot initiative at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, Monday, Sept. 12 (Evan Vucci/AP Images)

Moon­shot re­fresh: Biden calls to cut can­cer death rate by at least 50% in 25 years

Pres­i­dent Joe Biden has long been an al­ly for the fight against can­cer, hav­ing lost his son Beau to an ag­gres­sive brain can­cer in 2015, af­ter which he launched the first Can­cer Moon­shot pro­gram in 2016 as VP.

On Mon­day, Biden looked to hit the re­set but­ton on the moon­shot pro­gram, an­nounc­ing a new goal to cut can­cer in the same way that for­mer Pres­i­dent John F. Kennedy pur­sued the moon, Biden said at the John F. Kennedy Pres­i­den­tial Li­brary and Mu­se­um in Boston.

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