Biden speaks to Boston doctors, researchers

BOSTON (WHDH) - Vice President Joe Biden is visiting Boston and New England to speak to doctors and researchers about the White House’s cancer ‘Moonshot Initiative.’

The initiative aims to speed up the federal drug approval process and make it easier for cancer patients to take part in clinical trials.

The topic is very personal for Biden, who lost his son Beau to brain cancer last year.

Biden spoke to an audience Wednesday at the Kennedy Institute.  “What we learned from the world’s best nurses, physicians, researchers was that even if we couldn’t save our son, that science and medicine and technology are progressing faster than ever,” Biden said. “And there was the possibility of saving countless others of our daughters and our sons.”

Biden will take part in a round table discussion at the University of Vermont on Friday.

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