In Boston, Vice President Joe Biden Touts Progress Toward Curing Cancer

Published: Oct 20, 2016

For Vice President Joe Biden, the fight against cancer is personal.

His son Beau Biden died of brain cancer last year at 46.

"You go out and try to learn as much as you possibly can when someone you adore and love is in trouble," Biden said Wednesday. "We strived, and learned as much as we could."

"What we learned from the best nurses, physicians and researchers was even if we couldn't save our son, science, medicine and technology were progressing ... and there was possibility for countless others of our daughters and sons," Biden said.

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