Biden Stumps For Open Data In The Fight Against Cancer

Delaware’s prodigal son, former Vice President Joe Biden, came to Philly on Thursday to talk cancer innovation, funding for research and his hatred for data silos.

The former veep, who took a position with the University of Pennsylvania in February, headlined an event called Axios Future Shapers: A New Era in Cancer Innovation at the National Constitution Center. He was joined by Dr. Jill Biden, an educator and founder of the Biden Breast Health Initiative.

The talk was moderated by Axios cofounder (and former Politico editor) Mike Allen. He led by asking Biden how to prod the research community to speed up advances in the fight against cancer.


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