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Biden shakes Salk with powerful plea for more cancer cooperation

Biden shakes Salk with powerful plea for more cancer cooperation

Former Vice President Joe Biden delivered an impassioned speech at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies on Friday evening, congratulating staffers of the prestigious La Jolla research center for the strides they’ve made in their decades-long war against cancer, but also taking them to task for not doing more to help remove the institutional impediments to winning that war.

Biden — looking dapper in a grey suit and navy tie, as well a full decade younger than his 75 years — said his cell phone can tell him what movies are playing at a multiplex in Bemidji, Minnesota. Yet, not until very recently could it tell him where the nearest cancer trials were.

“How can that be?”...

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