Vice President Joe Biden comes to Fred Hutch to talk about cures for cancer

Vice President Biden visits Fred Hutch to talk cancer cures

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Vice President Joe Biden visits Dr. Stan Riddell's lab during a tour at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center in Seattle, Washington, on March 21, 2016. Biden’s visit to Fred Hutch is part of his listening tour for the National Cancer Moonshot initiative. Biden is visiting top cancer research centers around the nation, and speaking with leaders in research and cancer care in order to focus attention and expedite cures.

From left to right: Dr. Stan Riddell, Vice President Joe Biden, Dr. Shivani Srivastava

(Photo by Robert Hood / Fred Hutch News Service)

Vice President Joe Biden talks to cancer immunotherapy researchers Dr. Stan Riddell, left, and Dr. Phil Greenberg during a Fred Hutch lab tour. 

Photo by Robert Hood / Fred Hutch News Service

Dr. Shivani Srivastava (right) talks to Vice President Joe Biden while looking through the microscope in the Riddell Lab at Fred Hutch.

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Fred Hutch’s Dr. Joshua Veatch, a member of the Riddell Lab, describes a video showing tumor-melting T cells to Vice President Joe Biden.

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Philanthropist and cancer survivor Bard Richmond, right, describes his experience with cancer and his support for Fred Hutch. Listening, from left to right, are Sen. Patty Murray, Fred Hutch’s Dr. Stan Riddell, and Dr. Jeffery Ward of Swedish Cancer Institute.

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Dr. Julie Park, center, a physician at Seattle Children’s Hospital, speaks to Vice President Joe Biden about her research in neuroblastoma. Sen. Maria Cantwell is seated to the right of Park; Drs. Hy Levitsky of Juno Therapeutics, Mary-Claire King of the University of Washington, and Leroy Hood of the Institute of Systems Biology are seated to her right.  

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"When you have someone you love who is essentially given a death sentence, you try to learn everything you possibly can [to see] if there is any alternative, any option, anything you can possibly do," Vice President Joe Biden said during a panel discussion as part of his Cancer Moonshot listening tour.

Photo by Robert Hood / Fred Hutch News Service

“We’re at a place, in my view, where science and medicine have not been before," Vice President Joe Biden told several dozen people during his Cancer Moonshot listening tour stop at Fred Hutch . "And it’s offering immense hope that we can make breakthroughs that will affect the lives of millions and millions of people around the world. There’s nothing I’ve done before that’s generated as much overwhelming, spontaneous, international, bipartisan support." In this photo, Biden is addressing Fred Hutch President and Director Dr. Gary Gilliland.

Photo by Robert Hood / Fred Hutch News Service

The Cancer Moonshot panel at Fred Hutch was made up of an impressive mix of people. From left to right: Dr. Leroy Hood of the Institute of Systems Biology, Dr. Mary-Claire King of the University of Washington, Dr. Hy Levitsky of Juno Therapeutics, Dr. Julie Park of Seattle Children’s, Sen. Maria Cantwell, Fred Hutch President and Director Dr. Gary Gilliland, Vice President Joe Biden, Seattle Cancer Care Alliance’s Dr. Angelique Richard and Sen. Patty Murray. Panelists not in this frame: Fred Hutch immunotherapy researcher Dr. Stan Riddell, Dr. Jeffery Ward of Swedish Cancer Institute, and philanthropist and cancer survivor Bard Richmond.

Photo by Robert Hood / Fred Hutch News Service