Biden should take a note from the original moonshot: Focus on just one cancer

June 30, 2016

DIPG graphic

In an opinion piece for Boston Globe Media’s Stat, the author quotes Mark Kieran, MD, PhD, in a piece arguing for focusing the cancer Moonshot on diffuse intrinsic pontineglioma or DIPG – the universally fatal pediatric brain tumor that claimed the life of original moonshot astronaut Neil Armstrong’s daughter. His daughter Karen was 2 when she was diagnosed with DIPG in 1961. She died about seven months later, on her parents’ sixth wedding anniversary. DIPG remains as incurable as it was then.


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