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Joe Biden Looks for Pope's Help on Cancer After Son's Death

  • The leader of Biden's faith is hosting medical conference
  • Cancer `moonshot' depends on foreign and corporate allies
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Biden Greets Pope, Speaks About Cancer at the Vatican

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The Vatican helped President Barack Obama seal a climate deal and restore diplomatic relations with Cuba. On Friday, Vice President Joe Biden sought a lift from Pope Francis for the White House’s "moonshot" effort to cure cancer.

Speaking at a Vatican conference on regenerative medicine, Biden asked foreign governments and pharmaceutical companies to join a U.S. endeavor to share data and resources to speed the development of new cancer treatments.