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President Obama announced he is putting Vice President Joe Biden in charge of a new national initiative - a "moonshot" - to find a cure for cancer. The effort will be a public-private partnership.
Dr. Ronald DePinho tells Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson that it's "terrific" that the White House is making this a national priority. DePinho is president of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, one of the world's leading cancer facilities, which is leading its own moonshot program.
This segment aired on January 13, 2016.