Biden should take a note from the original moonshot: Focus on just one cancer
June 30, 2016
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.