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What Right to Try Can Teach Us About Cancer Moonshots

September 21, 2022

Last week, President Joe Biden commemorated the 60th anniversary of former President John F. Kennedy’s historic moonshot speech in which he shared a vision for putting the first man on the moon. In his remarks, President Biden reignited his original 2016 Cancer Moonshot effort to hasten progress in “ending cancer as we know it.”

It’s a deeply personal crusade for the president. He lost his son Beau in 2015 to glioblastoma, the rare and almost always fatal brain disease that has also taken the lives of his colleagues and friends, the late U.S. Sens. John McCain and Ted Kennedy, as well as thousands of Americans.

Read the rest of the op-ed at The Hill.

Naomi Lopez is the Vice President for Healthcare Policy at the Goldwater Institute.



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