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Biden calls for sharing cancer data
Modern Healthcare

Vice President Joe Biden said cancer treatments could be vastly and quickly improved if more health data is shared widely, but “cancer politics” makes that difficult. Biden spoke Monday at the seventh annual Health Datapalooza conference in Washington, D.C., which promotes using data and evaluation to drive health policy and practice. President Barack Obama has tasked Biden to lead what the administration calls a “moonshot” to cure cancer. “We have to share it to find solutions,” Biden said. “Most major cancer centers don’t have an easy way and, in most cases, the motivation to share information.”