WASHINGTON ( Associated Press) – In an effort to emulate John F. Kennedy’s speech, President Joe Biden on Monday promised to announce an ambitious plan to boost the fight against cancer.
The president is visiting Boston to promote a recent study that validates the use of blood tests to detect different types of cancer, something that could revolutionize the use of those diagnostics for early detection. Can you In addition, it is about to announce other initiatives to improve the lives of cancer patients.
The speech, scheduled for Monday afternoon at the John F. Kennedy Museum and Library, comes as Biden seeks national support for treatment and treatment for a disease that the U.S. According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it is the second leading cause of death. Countries after heart disease
Biden is eager to pursue the goal he outlined in February to reduce cancer deaths by 50% over the next 25 years and improve the living conditions of the sick and their caregivers.
White House cancer coordinator Danielle Carnival told The Associated Press that the administration sees great potential for using blood tests to detect cancers early.
Carnival said, “One of the most promising technologies is the use of blood tests that can detect different types of cancer and you have to imagine the impact that will have on our ability to detect cancers early and more equitably.” “
“We believe the best way to reach our goal is to test the technologies we currently have, to see what works and what’s capable of extending life,” he said.
The American Cancer Society estimates that by 2022, 1.9 million new cases will be diagnosed and 609,360 people will die from cancer diseases.
Johnson reported from Seattle.