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Cancer moonshot success depends on ditching D.C. rules: Column
USA Today

In his State of the Union speech, President Obama credited our nation with stopping the spread of Ebola in West Africa. But much of this success was accomplished outside the USA using a drug approval process quite different from our own. The truth is, had America’s drug approval process been used in West Africa, it is unlikely Ebola would have been contained.

The president also announced that Vice President Biden will lead a new initiative — a “cancer moonshot” that aims to cure cancer “once and for all.” This week, President Obama pledged $1 billion to fund the endeavor over the next two years.