President Biden: "The goal is to cut cancer death rates by at least 50 percent ... in the next 25 years." During the president’s speech discussing the Cancer Moonshot initiative, Biden lists out the goals of the initiative in making cancer a less deadly and more livable disease.
BIDEN: “The goal is to cut cancer death rates by at least 50 percent, at least 50 percent, in the next 25 years; to turn more cancer, some death sentences into chronic diseases people can live with; to create more supportive experience for patients and families. And update, to update, our fight against the cancer. It's a disease we often diagnosed too late and have too few ways to prevent it in the first place. Where there are stark inequities based on race, disability, zip code, sexual orientation, gender, identity, and other factors. We know too little about why treatments work for some patients but the different patient with the same disease it doesn't work for.”