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Yale To Host Discussion On Federal Cancer 'Moonshot'

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Pete Souza
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White House

On Tuesday Yale University is set to host a discussion on the federal government’s push to find a cure for cancer.

President Barack Obama established the White House Cancer Moonshot Task Force in January. Vice President Joe Biden is dedicating much of his final year in office trying to accelerate federal efforts to find a cure for cancer after his son, former Delaware state Attorney General Beau Biden, died from the disease last year.

U.S. Senator Chris Murphy and U.S. Representative Rosa DeLauro, both Democrats from Connecticut, will convene the discussion on the state’s efforts to stop cancer.  

The gathering will be held at the Yale School of Nursing. It will highlight the efforts of Connecticut research institutions and biotechnology companies to develop cures. Yale faculty members and other experts will discuss the latest on care and treatment.