Left to right: University of Colorado Cancer Center director Dr. Dan Theodorescu; research director Marty Jacobson from St. Mary's Medical Center in Grand Junction; and CU Boulder biology professor Tin Tin Su, who founded the startup SuviCa, Inc.

(Courtesy CU Cancer Center/Callie Weiant of SuviCa/St. Mary's Medical Center)

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.

They spoke with Colorado Matters host Ryan Warner.

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