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AACR Statement on State of the Union Address

American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) President Lisa M. Coussens, PhD, FAACR, issued the following statement on President Biden’s State of the Union address this evening:

“The AACR applauds President Biden’s important efforts to revolutionize the way we prevent, detect, and treat cancers. The reignited Cancer Moonshot is already at work providing a whole-of-government approach to end cancer as we know it. This important framework, coupled with dedicated support for basic science, will help improve cancer prevention strategies, increase cancer screenings and early detection, reduce disparities, and propel new lifesaving cures for patients like Ava. The AACR looks forward to working with the administration and Congress to make faster progress against cancer so that we might achieve the goal that President Biden reiterated during his speech to cut cancer mortality in half in the next 25 years.”