Obama asks Congress to approve $755M budget for cancer research


U.S. (KXAN) — With a budget of $755 million for cancer research, President Obama is taking his plans for early detection techniques to Congress.

The President is asking for the approval of his final budget, which would include research into immunotherapy and combination therapy. The plan also has a focus on vaccines to prevent viruses that cause cancer.

Vice President, Joe Biden, whose son died from brain cancer last year is leading the push to bring together private and public researchers to accelerate their work on cancer.

Joining us in the KXAN studio is Dr. Matthew McCurdy from Austin Cancer Centers, giving an in-depth look at the research and what it would mean for the disease.

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