During a recent State of the Union address, President Obama said beating cancer is the nation's latest "moonshot."
"For the loved one's we've all lost, for the families that we can still save, let's make America the country that cures cancer once and for all," he said.
The effort is being led by Vice President Biden, but not just him. CPR News invited some top researchers to gauge the search for a cure in Colorado.
- Dr. Dan Theodorescu directs the University of Colorado Cancer Center
- Marty Jacobson directs research at St. Mary's Medical Center in Grand Junction
- Tin Tin Su, a University of Colorado Boulder professor of molecular, cellular and developmental biology and co-founder of the Boulder startup, SuviCa, Inc.
They spoke with Colorado Matters host Ryan Warner.
- Survivorship clinics at CU Cancer Center.
- SuviCa, Inc. receives $1.5 million federal contract to develop neck and head cancer treatment.
- More on Dr. Geno Saccomanno and how he changed cancer research on Colorado's Western Slope.
- Read about the federal government agency the National Cancer Institute.
- The America Cancer Society on the "cancer basics."