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Chuck Kennedy

Axios Executive Editor Mike Allen and Executive Vice President Evan Ryan explore the innovations and solutions needed to end cancer as we know it. They discussed with:

  • The Honorable Joseph R. Biden Jr., 47th Vice President of the United States, Co-Chair, Biden Cancer Initiative
  • Dr. Jill Biden, Co-Chair, Biden Cancer Initiative
  • Mr. Mark Alles, CEO, Celgene Corporation
  • Ms. Stefanie Joho, Cancer Survivor and Advocate
  • Dr. Elizabeth Jaffee, Dana and Albert "Cubby" Broccoli Professor of Oncology, Deputy Director, Kimmel Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins
  • Mr. Sean Parker, Founder and Chairman of the Parker Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy
Guests line up inside Philadelphia's National Constitution Center. Chuck Kennedy
Mike Allen explains that today's program will illuminate what the future of cancer care could look like. Chuck Kennedy
Vice President Biden says we're at an inflection point in cancer research because of science and technology, but now it's time to break down the barriers that prevent sharing data. Chuck Kennedy
Joho, a cancer survivor whose life was saved by a clinical trial, explains the role patients play in cancer research. "Patients are partners of science - the science won't progress without us."Chuck Kennedy
"We can change cancer forever if we can put together all of these modalities - chemotherapy, radiotherapy, immunotherapy," Alles tells Evan Ryan. Chuck Kennedy
Parker tells Mike: "When you see this gap between what's possible and what's actually being done, that gap is your opportunity for disruption." Chuck Kennedy
Over 175 guests joined us in learning about what cancer research and care could become. Chuck Kennedy

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59 mins ago - Science

The "war on nature"

A resident stands on his roof as the Blue Ridge Fire burned back in October in Chino Hills, Calif. Photo: Jae C. Hong/AP

Apocalyptic weather is the new normal because humans are "waging war on nature," the UN declared on Wednesday.

What they're saying: "The state of the planet is broken," said UN Secretary-General António Guterres, reports AP. “This is suicidal.”

Updated 2 hours ago - Politics & Policy

Coronavirus dashboard

Illustration: Aïda Amer/Axios

  1. Health: Nursing homes are still getting pummeledU.S. could hit herd immunity by end of summer 2021 if Americans embrace virus vaccines, Fauci says.
  2. Politics: Pelosi, Schumer call on McConnell to adopt bipartisan $900B stimulus framework.
  3. World: U.K. clears Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for mass rollout — Putin says Russia will begin large-scale vaccination next week.
  4. Business: Investors are finally starting to take their money out of safe-haven Treasuries.
  5. Sports: The end of COVID’s grip on sports may be in sight.

Pelosi, Schumer call on McConnell to adopt bipartisan $900B stimulus framework

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Nov. 20. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Wednesday urged Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) to use a $908 billion bipartisan coronavirus relief framework as a basis for jumpstarting negotiations.

Why it matters: The framework, introduced by a group of bipartisan senators on Tuesday, calls for significantly less funding than Pelosi had previously demanded — a sign that Democrats are ready to further compromise as millions of Americans endure economic hardship.