Yale to host discussion on federal cancer ‘moonshot’

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Yale University and Connecticut dignitaries are hosting a discussion on the federal push to accelerate the pace of research toward curing cancer.

The gathering Tuesday at the Yale School of Nursing will highlight the efforts of Connecticut research institutions and biotech companies to develop cures. Yale faculty members and other experts will discuss the latest on care and treatment.

U.S. Sen. Chris Murphy and U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro, both Democrats, will convene a discussion on Connecticut’s “Cancer Moonshot” effort.

President Barack Obama established the Cancer Moonshot Task Force in January. Vice President Joe Biden is dedicating much of his final year in office trying to accelerate federal efforts to find a cure for cancer after his son, former Delaware state Attorney General Beau Biden, died from the disease last year.

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