Joe Biden speaks at Buffett Cancer Center dedication

Joe Biden

Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center dedication to include former vice president

Joe Biden, the former two-term vice president who headed a national Cancer Moonshot Task Force, will serve as keynote speaker at today’s ribbon cutting and dedication of the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center.

Press Kit Documents

Audio Soundbites

Jeffrey P. Gold, UNMC Chancellor
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19 seconds
“He’s coming, I believe, because he understands that this cancer center is a transformational force. That this is a new way of looking at what it’s going to take to get that moonshot not only off the ground but to get it into space and rapidly approaching not just the moon but beyond.”

Daniel DeBehnke, MD, MBA, Nebraska Medicine CEO
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14 seconds
“I think it adds legitimacy to the opportunities that we have here and actually taking that cancer moonshot to the next level. I think that vice president Biden recognizes that potential here and we’re honored to have his presence.”

Ken Cowan, MD, PhD, director, Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center
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16 seconds
“I’m very pleased that we’re actually able to reach out to the vice president and share with him this facility and the design and the thought and the planning that went into building the facility to integrate cancer research and cancer care and he was very pleased to be a part of the opening event.”