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Obama announces new initiative to cure cancer

Cancer, Facing Cancer in East Central Indiana

President Obama announced at his final State of the Union address on Tuesday, January 12 that he’s putting Vice President Joe Biden in charge of a campaign to cure cancer. Although the details are unclear as to how Obama plans to find the cure, Vox.com explained why it’s important.

According to the “New England Journal of Medicine,” cancer is a bigger killer today than it was in the 1990s.

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According to the American Cancer Society, there will be over half-a-million cancer deaths this year. Lung cancer causes the highest number of cancer-related deaths in both men and women.

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