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Local cancer researchers applaud Obama's SOTU address

During Tuesday night’s State of the Union address, President Barack Obama announced a new initiative to cure cancer, which would be lead by Vice President Joe Biden.

Biden’s son Beau died of brain cancer in 2015. 

Local cancer researchers believe President Obama’s plan to eradicate cancer makes them excited the president is promoting cancer research.

“It’s a lofty goal and a difficult goal, but we certainly have the intellect to do it,” said Sharon Stack, director of Harper Cancer Research Institute.  “Here at Harper, we’re really focused on doing research to confront complex challenges of cancer. It’s a very complicated disease.”

Researchers aren’t cheering alone; both Democrats and Republicans applauded the president’s remarks.

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