Vice President scheduled to speak about cancer initiative

FILE - In this March 7, 2016 file photo, Joe Biden, the U.S. Vice President talks to the U.S. military personnel at an Air Base in United Arab Emirates. Biden is set to deliver the commencement speech at the graduation ceremony for the U.S. Military Academy’s class of 2016. The graduation ceremony starts at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 21, 2016, at Michie Stadium on the West Point grounds along the Hudson River 50 miles north of New York City. (AP Photo/Kamran Jebreili, File)

BOSTON, Mass. (NEWS10) — Vice President Joe Biden is speaking out about the fight against cancer.

He’s scheduled to speak in Boston on Wednesday about the ‘Cancer Moonshot’ Initiative at the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate.

The initiative combines over a dozen federal departments and agencies to double the rate of progress in cancer reach and treatment.

It’s a cause personal to the vice president, as he lost his son to cancer last year.

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