Political Insider: ‘Cancer does not know political boundaries’

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President Barack Obama puts Vice President Joe Biden in charge of a huge cancer project, the National Cancer Moonshot Initiative.

In our culture, do we possess the ability to get Republicans and Democrats on a united front?

“I think we can with cancer,” said oncologist Dr. Richard Deming, who is the medical director at Mercy Cancer Center in Des Moines and the founder of Above and Beyond Cancer.

“Cancer does not know political boundaries,” Deming said.

He says there will be 1.7 million new cancer diagnoses this year and there will be 600,000 people die of cancer.

Watch Deming’s full interview above on what’s next for cancer in the United States.

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