The AACR and the Biden Administration

On January 20, 2021, Joseph R. Biden was inaugurated as the 46th president of the United States. The AACR has worked with Mr. Biden since 2016, when during his term as Vice President he was appointed by then-President Barack Obama to lead the National Cancer Moonshot Initiative. Vice President Biden addressed attendees at the AACR Annual Meeting that year, and he returned to the Annual Meeting again in 2017. The AACR will continue to work with the Biden-Harris administration during their term to advance progress for cancer patients. A summary of the AACR’s interactions with the administration is provided below.

May 25: Biden Commemorates National Cancer Research Month
May 25: Biden Commemorates National Cancer Research Month

A letter from the White House affirmed his support for lifesaving cancer research.

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February 16: Prioritizing COVID-19 Vaccines
February 16: Prioritizing COVID-19 Vaccines

More than 130 organizations joined the AACR in signing a letter to President Biden requesting that cancer patients and survivors recieve priority access to COVID-19 vaccines.

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From the AACR Blog

A Productive Relationship

January 29, 2021

The AACR has worked with President Biden since 2016 to advance cancer research.

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The Biden White House and Cancer Research Funding

January 20, 2021
On Inauguration Day, the AACR journal Cancer Discovery asked prominent scientists how the Biden administration might approach cancer research funding and patient care.

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Community Education with Dr. Jill Biden

September 25, 2018
Before becoming the First Lady, Dr. Biden joined the AACR for “Progress and Promise Against Cancer,” a community education event in the AACR’s home city of Philadelphia.

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