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Biden-hosted conference in Sioux Falls targets cancer

SIOUX FALLS (AP) -- Scientists, oncologists, survivors and patients have gathered in Sioux Falls to participate in a cancer research conference remotely hosted by Vice President Joe Biden.

SIOUX FALLS (AP) - Scientists, oncologists, survivors and patients have gathered in Sioux Falls to participate in a cancer research conference remotely hosted by Vice President Joe Biden.

Those gathered at Avera Health's cancer center have connected via video conference to what has been dubbed the "National Cancer Moonshot Summit." It's intended to strengthen Biden's final-year push to double the pace of research toward curing cancer.

Biden says he believes "exponential progress" can be made in the fight against cancer over the next five years.

After Biden's remarks, those gathered in Sioux Falls will hold a discussion that will address how to engage more patients in research, how to increase research funding and how to improve access to rural cancer care.

Hospitals and other facilities around the country are participating in the summit.

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