Former Vice President Biden to speak at SXSW

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Former Vice President Joe Biden will speak March 12 in Austin at the South by Southwest festival, according to the festival’s website.

Biden will speak during the Connect to End Cancer series, a collaboration segment with UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, the AT&T Foundry for Connected Health and Merck & Co.,Inc., a pharmaceuticals company.

Biden’s talk will discuss the progress he has made with the White House Cancer Moonshot plan, which aims to provide more resources and care to cancer patients and help prevent the disease. Biden is also expected to speak about his plans for a Biden cancer initiative, which will continue his work in cancer research.

“We’re excited to have Vice President Biden address the creative innovators and entrepreneurs that attend SXSW,” said Hugh Forrest, Chief Programming Officer, according to the SXSW website. “His commitment and leadership is crucial at a time when the smartest minds from the worlds of technology and healthcare are working together to create groundbreaking new solutions in the battle to end cancer.”

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