Miami, Feb 18 (EFE).- United States First Lady Jill Biden visited a cancer research center Friday in Tampa, Florida to promote the “Cancer Moonshot” program, which could reduce the mortality rate by this disease by at least 50 percent over the next 25 years, according to the White House.
Accompanied by the director of the National Cancer Institute Ned Sharplessla, Biden praised the work carried out by the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research, the only comprehensive cancer center in Florida designated by the National Cancer Institute.
The center uses the Cancer Moonshot program, promoted by the current government for the early detection of cancer.
“They are working very hard,” said the first lady, wearing a blue suit jacket and a mask.
President Joe Biden and the First Lady are calling on more Americans to get the cancer screenings that haven’t been done due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Jill Biden met researchers at the Moffitt Center, where she was shown the free skin cancer screening program called “Mole Patrol.”
She also visited one of the most exclusive places in the medical institution, the Department of Mathematical Oncology, according to local media reports.
“We use math to track how cancer progresses and how we should be treating patients through individualized therapy for every patient that walks through the door,” said John Cleveland, executive vice president and director of the Moffitt Cancer Center.
“We’ve done very, very well in terms of creating new personalized drugs, targeted therapies, now more recently immunotherapies to treat cancer, but what have we actually done to prevent it?” he said. EFE