Bloomberg Law
April 12, 2021, 2:58 PMUpdated: April 12, 2021, 8:33 PM

Ending Cancer Deaths in Young People ‘Doable’ With Budget (1)

Jeannie Baumann
Jeannie Baumann

Cancer won’t be a death sentence for most young and otherwise healthy people if a new health research program proposed by President Joe Biden becomes reality.

“I don’t expect to end all cancer deaths, but I think that eradicating a vast majority, especially in young and otherwise healthy people, I think that is doable,” said Ned Sharpless, director of the National Cancer Institute, said Sunday at the American Association for Cancer Research’s annual meeting

The boost from Biden’s plan would shrink what would have taken 10 to 15 years down to five, he said.

Sharpless’s remarks came just two days ...

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