Biden Promises to Cure Cancer if Elected President

Speaking to supporters in Ottumwa, Iowa on Monday, White House 2020 hopeful Joe Biden made a campaign promise to “cure” cancer if elected president.

“I’ve worked so hard in my career, that I promise you, if I’m elected president you’re gonna see the single most important thing that changes America, we’re gonna cure cancer,” Biden said.

Biden has made eradicating the deadly disease a primary focus since his son Beau lost his fight in 2015 with brain cancer. As vice president under Barack Obama, Biden oversaw the “Cancer Moonsho,” initiative, and after leaving the White House he ran the Biden Cancer Initiative to “accelerate progress in cancer prevention, detection, diagnosis, research, and care, and to reduce disparities in cancer outcomes.”