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Cancer needs Ebola-level action – Biden
BBC News

The hunt for a cancer cure should be treated with as much urgency as the Ebola outbreak, says US Vice-President Joe Biden.

He said he had dreamed of being the president that cured cancer and believed it was possible. He is now leading the US “cancer moonshot” programme to cure cancer.

He told scientists their success could “literally change the world” but criticised the barriers to getting on clinical trials.

In a speech to American Society of Clinical Oncology annual meeting he said: “[When] we were worried about Ebola we were able to aggregate tens of millions of dollars and the entire US military because the World Health Organization couldn’t handle it.

“That’s the kind of urgency we need with regard to cancer.”