Former Vice President Joe Biden said his cancer “moonshot” initiative that he pushed for while in the White House is going global and will be led by his private foundation rather than the federal government.
In an address Wednesday morning at the Milken Institute Global Conference in Beverly Hills, Biden said he is now working with world leaders, including Chinese President Xi Jinping, to promote global collaboration on cancer research.
“People came to me and asked if I would continue the moonshot because it had not been picked up by the new administration,” Biden said. “So I’m doing that.… In this fight, we have to be unwilling to postpone.”
The initiative, inspired...