Joe Biden visits La Jolla's Salk Institute, pushing national effort for cancer research

Posted at 11:36 PM, Apr 20, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-21 13:03:37-04

LA JOLLA, Calif. (KGTV) -- Former Vice President Joe Biden visited San Diego Friday night to discuss cancer research at the Salk Institute. 

Biden is pushing for national efforts to improve prevention and treatment of the disease. His son, beau died from brain cancer in 2015. 

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The Salk Institute is also launching its own initiative to study cancer. One of their goals is to eradicate childhood illnesses and premature birth for the March of Dimes. 

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