Biden Cancer Initiative suspends operations

The Biden Cancer Initiative suspended all operations July 11 after two years of working to accelerate cancer research.

The nonprofit launched in June 2017 to continue the work of the White House Cancer Moonshot initiative led by former Vice President Joe Biden during the Obama administration.

"We are suspending activities given our unique circumstances," Greg Simon, president of the Biden Cancer Initiative, said in a statement. "We remain personally committed to the cause, but at this time will have to pause efforts. We thank the community for their incredible response to our mission to improve the cancer journey for patients and to improve outcomes for all patients for generations to come."

After announcing his 2020 campaign, Mr. Biden and his wife, Jill, stepped back from the board of the organization, according to The Washington Post. Mr. Simon told The Post the organization has found it needs the couple to attract financial support for its work.   

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