President Joe Biden on Wednesday called together a team of experts — including two USC cancer scientists — to reignite a national research effort, Cancer Moonshot, with the aim of reducing the national death rate from the disease by 50% over the next 25 years.

The USC researchers at the White House meeting were John Carpten, who directs the Institute of Translational Genomics at the Keck School of Medicine of USC  and who was selected to chair the Biden administration’s National Cancer Advisory Board, and cancer physicist Peter Kuhn, who runs a cancer research lab at the USC Michelson Center for Convergent Bioscience and is a Dean’s Professor of Biological Sciences at the USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences.

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