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White House Appoints Cancer ‘Moonshot’ Task Force

Jan. 29, 2016, 5:00 AM

The White House’s “moonshot” initiative to double the rate of progress on cancer treatments and prevention will be led by a high-level, federal task force, according to a Jan. 28 presidential memorandum.

In establishing the White House Cancer Moonshot Task Force, President Barack Obama took the next major step in moving forward an initiative he first unveiled during his final State of the Union address Jan. 13 10 LSLR 02, 1/22/16, 15 MRLR 40, 1/20/16, 24 HCPR 82, 1/18/16, 09 HCDR, 1/14/16, See previous story, 01/14/16. Vice President Joe Biden, , who will serve as chairman of the task force, said in a separate announcement that the first meeting ...