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    Cancer Treatment and Research

    Doctors Gary Gilliland and David Maloney, both leaders in new cancer treatments, outlined the latest research in using the body’s own immune system to treat cancer.

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    Biopharmaceutical Development

    Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf talked about the development of drug products derived from biological sources, also known as “biopharmaceuticals.” He also…

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    Weekly Presidential Address

    The weekly presidential address was delivered by Vice President Joe Biden to report on the progress of the White House Cancer Moonshot Task Force.

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    Vice President Biden on Cancer Moonshot Initiative

    Vice President Biden delivered remarks on the “cancer moonshot” initiative he was leading in his final year in office. His comments were made at Cleveland Clinic Innovation’s 2016 Medical…

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    Cancer Moonshot Report

    President Obama, Vice President Joe Biden, and Jill Biden released the executive summary of the final report on the White House Cancer Moonshot Task Force effort to mobilize the discovery…

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    Washington Ideas Forum, Cancer Research

    The state of cancer research was discussed by two chief executive officers of research centers who talked about current initiatives in the field including the use of immunotherapy. They…

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    Mass Production of Penicillin

    Stephen Peterson and Patrick Dowd gave a tour of the USDA Center in Peoria, Illinois, and talked about how scientists discovered how to mass produce penicillin in 1941. The discovery decreased deaths from…

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    Panel Discussion on Viruses and Microbes

    Authors talked about viruses and microbes. Panelists included Carl Zimmer, author of A Planet of Viruses and Ed Yong, author of I Contain Multitudes: The Microbes Within Us and a Grander View of Life.…

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    Cancer Prevention

    Cancer researchers and public health experts talked about cancer prevention efforts, including campaigns to promote screenings, vaccines, and healthy lifestyle choices.

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    Washington Ideas Forum, Education and Health Care

    Randi Weingarten and Maura Banta talked about how the IBM Watson computer could help elementary school teachers prepare lessons for their students. This segment was co-sponsored by the…

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    Bioresearch Laboratory Security

    Federal officials testified at a House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee hearing examining a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on the oversight of dangerous pathogens at…

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    Federal Government and Zika Virus Funding

    Senator Mike Rounds (R-SD) talked about the congressional debate to fund the government ahead of the September 30, 2016, deadline and to combat the Zika virus. He also talked about the presidential…

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    Congress and Campaign 2016

    Representative Brendan Boyle (D-PA) talked about congressional hearings on Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server during her time as secretary of State and the fight over funding…

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    Brain Tumors and Cancer Research

    David Arons talked about efforts to launch a research and development initiative to defeat pediatric brain tumors. He also talked about his role as an adviser to the National Cancer…

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    House Leaders on Zika Funding

    Representative Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) and Steny Hoyer (D-MD) spoke about the upcoming week’s congressional agenda and schedule. Most of their floor comments were on funding to combat and research the…

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    House Republican Leadership Briefing

    House Speaker Paul Ryan and other members of the House Republican leadership held a news conference. They discussed their “Better Way” agenda before Speaker Ryan took questions from the media. He…

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    Senate Leaders on Zika Funding and Merrick Garland Supreme Court Nomination

    Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) criticized the lack of movement on funding to combat the Zika virus. He was followed by Minority Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), who called on his…

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    House Democrats Leadership Briefing

    House Democrats Caucus Chair Xavier Beccerra (D-CA) and Vice Chair Joe Crowley (D-NY) held a news conference. They discussed the Zika virus emergency funding bill that had stalled in the…

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    Congressional Agenda for Fall 2016

    Four major issues Congress was expected to debate when they returned for the fall on Tuesday, September 6, 2016, were previewed including federal funding to combat the Zika virus, defense…

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    Zika Virus Response Efforts

    Dr. Anthony Fauci spoke about U.S. preparedness and response to the Zika virus. Dr. Fauci reported on progress in making a Zika vaccine but that Congress had not passed legislation to fund…

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