“The only bipartisan thing left in America is the fight against cancer.” – Vice President Joe Biden
On Sunday, March 12, Vice President Joe Biden outlined his plans for a Biden cancer initiative during the Featured Session, “The Urgency of Now: Launching the Biden Cancer Initiative,” at the 2017 SXSW Conference.
“We’re not going to beat cancer unless we all do our part. Only together can we seize the moment to defeat cancer,” said Dr. Jill Biden during her introduction. Dr. Jill Biden delivered a call to action to everyone to help accelerate the rate of progress in preventing, diagnosing, and treating cancer.
During the Featured Session, Vice President Joe Biden discussed the progress made under his leadership of the White House Cancer Moonshot; call for innovative solutions to tackle the barriers that prevent faster gains in ending cancer as we know it; and described how he plans to remain in the fight.
Biden’s Featured Session was part of the Connect to End Cancer series in collaboration with The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, the AT&T Foundry for Connected Health, and Merck & Co., Inc. The Connect to End Cancer series at SXSW took place on Sunday, March 12 in the Health Track. The series provided education, exposure and potential development support to entrepreneurs and encouraged collaboration among innovators, industry executives, venture capitalists, celebrities, philanthropists, and SXSW attendees who share a commitment to Making Cancer History®.
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2017 SXSW Conference Speakers, Vice President Joe Biden and Dr. Jill Biden – Photo by Photo by Mindy Best / Getty Images